Black Bean, Lime, Cilantro Chicken

A couple of months ago I posted this recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken Sausage with Black Beans that I made up from this awesome chicken sausage (with the same name) I picked up at Whole Foods. This dish was so amazing. However, I have been unable to find that sausage again at WF, and I have been unsuccessful even finding plain chicken sausage at any of the grocery stores I shop in lately. I have really been craving this meal again, so I decided yesterday to just pick up a package of organic ground chicken and go from there.

We just had this for dinner tonight and it was so good that the entire pan was empty when I went in to clean up the kitchen! We all had second helpings. This had such a great, fresh taste to it. I am sure that it will be on the menu again next week. I love it when I find something that everyone will eat that they really like. Score one for the mama tonight!

I use Rotel tomatoes all the time when I cook. I go through them like crazy. I get lucky sometimes and find them BOGO at Publix and I buy up what I can. Yesterday I just happened to be in Target and I noticed that they had their own brand of “Rotel.” It had the same ingredients, but it was only .60 cents per can! I tried them in this dish tonight and they were just as good as the original brand.

I didn’t add jalapenos to this, because I didn’t have any, but I put it in the recipe because it would be great if you like some heat to your meals. You could also add some red pepper flakes for some extra flavor and heat if you wanted to.

**This is Gluten Free

Black Bean Lime Cilantro Chicken

  • 1 – 1 1/2 pounds plain chicken sausage or ground chicken
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 – 1 cup cilantro, rough chopped
  • salt, pepper and cumin, to taste
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (or generic brand)
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken Better Than Bouillon mixed with one cup of water (or 1 cup chicken broth)

Add butter and oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Once hot, add in your garlic, onion and jalapeno and saute for about 3 minutes, or until onion has softened. Add in chicken (if using sausage, remove casings first) and season well with salt, pepper and cumin. Cook until chicken is just done.

Then add in the lime juice, chicken broth, chopped cilantro, can of black beans and the can of tomatoes, do not drain first. Stir well to combine. Check the taste to make sure you have enough seasonings and add more if needed. Cover and let simmer on low for about 10 minutes.

I served this over jasmine rice.

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups of water

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and sprinkle the salt evenly over the pan. Once it is hot, add in the rice and stir to coat all the pieces. Turn heat to low and add in the water. Stir, cover and cook for 18 minutes or until rice is cooked through.

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2 Responses to Black Bean, Lime, Cilantro Chicken

  1. Lynn Deer says:

    OMG! This will be on the menu this week! Yes, Rebekah, I really am cooking! Well not exactly. Bill cooks, I clean up but it’s a great arrangement. It is so much fun not to be eating out every day and the food is so much better at home. I’m just sorry it took me so long to figure this out! I am LOVING your blog! Keep up the great work : )

    • I am so proud of you! We really don’t eat out at all anymore. It never seems to be good and it is so much more expensive! It is fun to be in the kitchen with your love and you two have a great arrangement! Thank you so much, I am so glad you are enjoying it.

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