Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a variation of a cuban dish. The balsamic vinegar gives it an exceptional flavor!
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 large onion
- 4 -5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 teaspoons oregano, separated
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin, separated
- 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, undrained
- 1 (4 ounce) jarsliced pimientos
- salt & pepper
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 cups white rice
- In a large pan, heat olive oil and add red pepper flakes.
- Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender.
- Increase heat, add chicken, stirring until cooked.
- Lower heat to medium, add 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, and simmer 1 minute.
- Add black beans, pimentos, remaining spices, and balsamic vinegar.
- Blend and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, reseasoning if needed.
- While beans are simmering, bring broth to boil in a pan, add rice.
- Lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes until rice is fluffy.
- Serve bean mixture over rice.
When a Maine-iac cooks Cuban food, what do you get? A fantast-iac dish! You are right, Balsamic vinegar works magic. I substituted leftover cooked ham and would recommend it instead of chicken. It's a keeper for sure.
This was very good however didn't have the real Latin flavor I am used to. I think what happened is that there was waaay to more oregano than necessary. I new right away when I saw 2 tsp that it would be too much. So I only added 1 and still it was too strong and over powering. When I make my blk beans I shake my oregano 1x over my pot and THATS it! I can appreciate oregano also because not only am I South American but I am also 1/2 Greek. Still anyone who feels like myself, easy on the oregano =}
This one is a keeper, left out the pimento (didn't have it), subbed chipotle hot sauce for red pepper & added 1/4 c. Chopped cilantro just before serving. Might add a squeeze of lime next time. Topped with shredded sharp cheddar.....kids kept saying how good it was & went for seconds. Thanks for sharing!