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Friday Feast: Southwestern Chicken

September 18, 2009

… aka, the easiest little chicken recipe that you’ll want for dinner tonight!

A few months ago, my mother-in-law (shout out to Mama Stu!) gave me this recipe that she found in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and it’s easy and really yummy. It’s great with a salad and a side of Spanish rice, and we cooked and devoured it so quickly on Wednesday night that I didn’t take great pictures! (I know… really lame of me.) So, here’s the recipe, sans great (?) photography.

Southwestern Chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Clean-up time: 5 minutes


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 (15-ounce) can of black beans (rinsed and drained)

1 cup salsa (if you like the heat, a spicy salsa gives this dish a kick)

1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

4 tablespoons sour cream

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large lightly oiled skillet, pan fry the chicken until just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • In a baking dish, layer the black beans.
  • Add the chicken on top.
  • Top with salsa and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Divide on 4 plates and top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

I love this recipe because it is filling, but it takes less than a half hour to make. I usually schedule to serve it when I know I have a busy day at the office and would otherwise not want to come home and cook. It’s a keeper!

Next Friday… peanut butter cup brownies, with pictures!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MamaStu permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:20 pm

    So easy to be true. We like it a lot!

  2. Misty permalink
    March 11, 2011 7:17 am

    I just made this last night…my new favorite go-to recipe!!! :)

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