This black bean Mexican chicken is that one dish you’ll really love coming home to for dinner.
Chicken can get boring really fast. So I’m constantly trying to create new ways to prepare it. We are definitely a chicken household around here, so boredom is just not an option in that department. Thankfully, I occasionally still come up with a winner. Something like this easy, healthy black bean Mexican chicken recipe.
Mini Chef is getting wise to my “healthy food antics” these days. He’s getting close to 7 years old and he notices when I sneak things into his food now. He’s getting pickier, even though he has a pretty good palate for a 6 year old, and I’m not sure I like that very much. But at the end of the day, he’ll usually eat what I put in front of him, so I guess I can’t complain. Thankfully, I got a really favorable reaction to this dish. No arguments about dinner that night! Whoo hoo! Mom scores again!
This isn’t spicy, so it’s kid-friendly and can be enjoyed on it’s own, as a burrito filling or as a “topping” over rice. It’s pretty versatile stuff, and it’s super delicious too!
What You’ll Need
7 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast – Note that if you have a larger slow cooker, you can easily double this recipe.
1 tbsp. garlic granules – You can also use garlic powder.
1 tbsp. onion granules – Onion powder will work just as well.
1 tbsp. ground cumin
½ small red onion – I like chopping these to a smaller size. In my opinion, the smaller the better. But chop to your preference.
15 oz. can black beans – Make sure there is no added sugar. Rinse and drain them. You can also use 15 oz. of home cooked beans too. This will cut down significantly on salt.
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes – You can also weigh out the same amount of fresh, chopped tomatoes. But the cans are just easier.
Salt to taste after cooking – I use pink Himalayan salt, but use what you have on hand.
Cilantro – Freshly chopped and totally optional
How To Make Black Bean Mexican Chicken In A Slow Cooker
Lay the onions at the bottom of your crock.
Place the chicken breasts over that.
Sprinkle the spices over the chicken.
Layer the tomatoes over that, and then finally the beans.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
When finished, stir the chicken in the crock so that it shreds.
Serve with some fresh cilantro.
Need A Good Slow Cooker?
KitchenAid KSC6223SS 6-Qt. Slow Cooker with Standard Lid – Stainless Steel
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BLACK BEAN MEXICAN CHICKEN RECIPE:
Black Bean Mexican Chicken Recipe
- Slow Cooker
- 7 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- ½ small red onion, chopped
- 15 oz. can black beans (no sugar added, drained and rinsed)
- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
- salt to taste after cooking
- chopped, fresh cilantro (optional for garnish)
- Lay the onions at the bottom of your crock.
- Place the chicken breasts over that.
- Sprinkle the spices over the chicken.
- Layer the tomatoes over that, and then finally the beans.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- When finished, stir the chicken in the crock so that it shreds.
- Serve with some fresh cilantro.