Cuban Chicken With Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 16 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy and Great Tasting Chicken Dish! Serve with rice and add a salad and bread, and you are done! Add an extra breast and thigh for extra chicken. Can be made with boneless chicken breasts as well. If you like things a little more spicy, add some more cumin and cayenne to your black beans!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Starting skin side down, brown chicken about 10 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet.
  2. Add pepper, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Stir in beans, water, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring.
  3. Return chicken to skillet, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until chicken is tender, turning pieces occasionally. Stir in lime juice.
  4. Serve with hot cooked rice.
  5. Garnish with tomatoes, avocados, green onions, and sour cream.
Most Helpful

The garnishes are really what make this 5 star. They all meld so well together with the meat and vegetables. I baked this at 375 for 50 minutes so I didn't have to worry about it sticking. It gave the red pepper a nice roasted flavor. I scaled this down for 2 people, but still used the whole pepper and whole can of beans. I did not add any water to the baking dish, used 2 garlic cloves and doubled the cumin.

Maito June 22, 2010

Since it's been pouring rain all day I decided to use Maito's oven method to help warm the place up. It came out looking great and was delicious. I loved the toppings (skipped the sour cream). Used boneless breast halves and, although I halved the amount I still used the full amount of cumin and cayenne. YUM.

Annacia May 11, 2016

We loved this! The flavors were wonderful. I omitted the salt (personal preference). The garnishes really kicked this over the top, and the lime juice added a brilliant zing. Keeper! Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews December 14, 2009