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Fast Chicken Over Black Beans and Rice

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"I keep black beans on hand, and when I'm exhausted and don't feel like cooking for my family, I pull out this recipe. So easy to remember, make it once, and it's in your head forever!"
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35 m servings 429
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow rice to stand covered for about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix salsa with black beans in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook in microwave oven on high until hot, about 2 minutes; stir once or twice during heating.
  3. Divide cooked rice into individual serving bowls.
  4. Top the rice with black bean mixture, chicken strips, and Cheddar cheese; garnish with fresh cilantro and dollops of sour cream.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 429 calories; 9.9 56.5 27.3 58 639 Full nutrition

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Very good, cheap & easy! I play softball on the weeknights so I need something I can whip up fast after work...this works! I boil my chicken in my yummy spices & then shred it. Instead of cookin...

This was so good. My husband loved it and he is a VERY picky eater. But I altered the recipe. Here's what I did. First, I put the rice in my rice cooker. Added a table spoon of butter, salt, wat...

Fast, easy.. good recipe for leftover chicken... needed more salsa in my opinion

me and my sister just made this its good n i will add it to my fav lite to make over and over again. you also could use chicken in a can it wordk just as well

Excellent recipe. I did up the salsa to 1 full cup to give it a little more zing. It was a big hit and I had requests for the recipe!

I added vegetable recipe mix, a yellow sweet pepper and some chicken broth, then added the the salsa and chicken and cooked that all together. Didn't have cheddar, used 3 velveta slices in the m...

I added in taco seasoning and chili seasoning to the chicken and it tasted amazing

This has become a new family staple. It is SO easy and really good!

We loved this recipe.....I served corn tortillas with it and it was outstanding. I added half a cup of salsa instead of the 1/4 cup.