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Blackened Chicken and Beans
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Blackened Chicken and Beans

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Don't worry! It is okay for this recipe to come out of the oven blackened. It gives it more flavor!



  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon. pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 pound total)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 cup corn (canned or frozen)
  • ¾ cup colored bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup salsa


Combine the chili powder and pepper; rub over both sides of the chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for five to six minutes on each side or until meat thermometer reaches a temperature of 165 F. Remove and keep warm. Add the beans, corn, bell peppers, onion and salsa to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for two to three minutes or until heated through. Transfer to serving dish and place on top of mixture.

Dietary and Nutrition


Protein is important to have in your diet because it plays a part in the health and maintenance of the body. Choosing protein foods that are lean and low in cholesterol will give you the needed nutrients without the extra fat.

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