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Fast & Easy Dinner: Cumin Chicken With Black Beans

Fast & Easy Dinner: Cumin Chicken With Black Beans

Take a flavorful trip south of the border with this cumin and cayenne scented chicken dish. Pounded chicken breast halves and canned black beans make this meal come together in a flash.

First the chicken is seared, then the black beans are sautéed with vegetables in the pan drippings. Sound delish? Wait till you taste this healthy and provocative dish! To get the recipe,


Cumin Chicken With Black Beans

Cumin Chicken With Black Beans

Cumin Chicken With Black Beans


2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
3 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 1/4 cups cherry tomato halves
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar


  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound with a mallet to 1/2-inch thickness. Combine cumin with cayenne pepper and rub over chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté chicken for 4 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board.
  3. Return the skillet with pan drippings to medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  4. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, and 3 tablespoons water and cook, stirring, 1 or 2 minutes, until ingredients are just heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and toss with the scallions, cilantro, and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Slice chicken and arrange on top of beans.

Serves 4.

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Jclose Jclose 5 years
I make a cold salad in the summer exactly like this but with avocado and without the chicken. Cant wait to try this recipe for the winter months.
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
this sounds delicious!! thank you. must try it soon
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
omg I did something so similar to this on Sunday, I like baking my chicken with spice coatings though, its so juicy :) and then just a bean, peppers, tomatoes, etc. mix, so tasty!
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 6 years
This looks so good. I have to make it soon.
telane telane 6 years
That sounds really good! Right up my alley.... I wonder if it would also be good tossed on top of a bed of romaine....
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