Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a healthy and easy meal. I serve it with a tossed green salad. If queso fresco is not available, use a white cheese like Monterray jack.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and add chicken, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.
  2. Saute until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken and set aside.
  4. Return skillet to heat and lightly saute jalapenos and green onions.
  5. Stir in black beans and tomatoes to heat them.
  6. Add chicken and pasta.
  7. Remove from heat and toss with cheese and cilantro.
Most Helpful

This was a very tasty dinner. Something a bit different! Took the advice of reviewer and cut back on the oil and it was fine. Also a drizzle of fresh lime juice brightened the flavors! Will definitely make this again and maybe throw a bit of corn in for a different crunch.

angie6541 January 22, 2016

This pasta is really different, in a good way! Easy to make, with a fresh flavor

emar0205 June 17, 2013

Wow, this exceeded my expectations. Picked this recipe simply to use things we had in the fridge, but it's definitely a keeper. Used leftover yakisoba noodles, and it worked great.

Rodney B. April 28, 2011