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Blackened Chicken and Beans

My husband loves any spicy food, and this is one quick-fix recipe we can both agree on. As the chicken cooks, whip up salads of lettuce, tomato, avocado and shredded cheddar cheese. Dinner's done! —Christine Zongker, Spring Hill, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chunky salsa


  • Combine the chili powder, salt and pepper; rub over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add the beans, corn and salsa to the pan; heat through. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mixture: 297 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • pajamaangel
    Oct 9, 2018

    Served over brown rice this is a simple dinner solution for a busy night.

  • Angel182009
    Jan 13, 2018

    We have a very busy schedule and this recipe was awesome because it was super quick and easy to get on the table. And it wasn't junk food. I felt that it was actually a very well-balanced meal.

  • melgoody03
    Jul 18, 2016

    Great recipe! My family loved this dish.

  • dawnrosanne
    Oct 21, 2015

    AMAZING!!! So moist, great flavor, low in fat and calories.

  • TR0625
    Apr 10, 2013

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  • pamfwells
    Apr 3, 2013

    Love this easy recipe. I butterfly two chicken breasts then cut them in half to cut the cooking time. Any leftovers I use in a quesadilla with cheese. Yum.

  • Krysmarieg
    Mar 4, 2013

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  • MelodyMahala
    Feb 11, 2013

    I couldn't believe how quick and easy this dinner was. I used can mexican corn instead of frozen, chicken strips instead of breasts, and fresh salsa from my Publix deli department. Really good and perfect for a night when you need to get dinner on the table quick.

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    Dec 20, 2012

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    Nov 23, 2012

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