Cheesy Spanish Rice With Chicken and Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Don't let the list of ingredients scare you. This is a great recipe for just everyday, as well as for invited quests. A real comfort food. I just put boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a food processor, pulse until ground. Be very careful, the chicken can turn into a paste very quickly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 12" skillet, heat oil over med. high heat. Add chicken, onion, jalapeño and garlic. Cook,stirring to break up meat until it is no longer pink and vegetables are softened.
  2. Stir in rice, tomatoes with juice, paste, 1 Cup broth, chilies, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook till rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in beans and corn and continue cooking, covered, until beans and corn are heated.
  5. Just before serving, stir in cheese. If needed, stir in some more of the chicken broth.


Most Helpful

This was really good. The taste is similar to this zesty chicken skillet thing I make, but I wanted to try this because the rice is right there, intead of serving over rice. We all enjoyed it and I'm sure I'll be making it again. Thanks.

HEP MEP February 16, 2006

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