Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
I got this from a friend at church; I haven't made it yet, but she brought it to a potluck and it was so yummy I had to ask for the recipe. It is credited to The Bean Education & Awareness Network. Prep time includes marinating time. ****update**** I messed up the marinating once I finally made this and left out the garlic and red pepper in the marinade. Instead I put the garlic in while sauteing the chicken and put in the red pepper with all the other spices. This made it pretty spicy, but good!
- 1 (8 ounce) bottle fat-free Italian salad dressing
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/4-inch thick strips
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 medium bell peppers, chopped (red or green are fine)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 6 cups cooked rice
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans or 3 cups cooked black beans, rinsed
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- chopped fresh cilantro
- Combine dressing, garlic and red pepper in a 2 cup glass measure or medium glass bowl. Place chicken in large glass bowl, pour dressing over chicken, cover and marinate at least 30 minutes, but overnight is fine.
- Remove chicken from marinade, drain well, discard marinade. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add chicken, cook 5-7 minutes, stirring until chicken is slightly brown, spooning off any excess liquid.
- Add bell peppers, onion, oregano, pepper, and cumin. Cook, stirring, 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Add rice, black beans and tomatoes. Cook 2-3 minutes more or until thoroughly heated.
- Garnish with cilantro, serve immediately.
This was really good and easy to prepare. I used a red and a green pepper for color. It didn't have anywhere near enough spice though, so I had to add some more red pepper flakes. I will add more spices next time. I live in Iowa, and we don't have anything Cuban around here, so this was fun to try. Thanks for posting.