Mexican Black Bean Chicken

    1 hour 30 minutes

    You can determine how spicy to make this dish depending on the kind of salsa you choose. It works with black beans, kidney beans or borlottis.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 2 (270g) jars salsa
    • 1 large red capsicum, chopped
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 (400g) or similar weight cans black beans (or if not available, red kidney or borlotti beans) rinsed and drained

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Arrange the chicken in a 3 litre (12 cup) casserole or a 23x30cm baking dish. Combine the salsa, red capsicum, cumin, lemon juice, chilli powder and garlic in a large jug.
    3. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Add the choice of beans on top and cover. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve with rice or tortillas if desired.

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    Something else. This recipe is awesome. I did add some onions to the mixture and topped it with cheese the last five minutes of baking. To stop the beans from drying out I did like one other reviewer suggested, mixed the beans into the salsa mixture. Served with brown rice. Also had it on a warm tortilla. Will definetly make again.  -  18 Jul 2008


    Cooking boneless chicken breasts in a sauce in the oven really appeals to me. Little chance of dry-ness. However, a 200 degree oven caused the black beans to become a bit crunchy after an hour. Next time I prepare this, I will bake at a lower temp & add the black beans in with the salsa mixture. I topped this dish with shredded cheddar cheese & baked just until melted for the last few minutes. Delicious even with the slight crunch.  -  18 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Very tasty! A great way to get a high fibre meal into a very picky family! I cut back the cumin to 1 tbsp. and at the very end of baking I topped it with some mozza cheese. Will for sure be making again.  -  18 Jul 2008