Spicy black beans, tomatoes & chicken

Spicy black beans, tomatoes & chicken

Serves 6-8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
beans & tomatoes, burrito fixins, southwestern


  • 1/2 - 1 whole onion, diced
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves, sent through press
  • 4 oz. can green chilis
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • fresh lime juice to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped


  • diced chicken (I get a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the store and dice about half of the meat...save the rest for another recipe! Leave out for vegetarian or vegan option)


I got this recipe from my sister, Heather, years ago. It is one of my all-time favorites, but I have tweaked the recipe to my liking (and added meat since my husband is a carnivore!). This is one of my "go to" weekday recipes for fast meals.


1. In a large saute pan, saute garlic and onion in a little olive oil until fragrant and onion is translucent.
2. Add tomatoes, chilies, spices and beans. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add cilantro and heat through.
4. Add lime juice to taste and serve! Our family likes to serve this topped with sliced avocado and either on cooked rice or quinoa or rolled up in corn tortillas. This makes great lunches too.