Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a variation of a cuban dish. The balsamic vinegar gives it an exceptional flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil and add red pepper flakes.
  2. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender.
  3. Increase heat, add chicken, stirring until cooked.
  4. Lower heat to medium, add 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, and simmer 1 minute.
  5. Add black beans, pimentos, remaining spices, and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Blend and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, reseasoning if needed.
  7. While beans are simmering, bring broth to boil in a pan, add rice.
  8. Lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes until rice is fluffy.
  9. Serve bean mixture over rice.


Most Helpful

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.

Lorac May 19, 2002

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 =}

Helenic Hottie July 12, 2007

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 kept saying how good it was & went for seconds. Thanks for sharing!

Larawithoutau December 11, 2013

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