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25 Amazing Chicken and Black Bean Recipes for Every Palate

Chicken and black beans make a delicious combination, whether you’re making a hearty stew, creamy dip, or flavorful entrée.

To help get you inspired in your cooking adventures, I’ve gathered 25 of my favorite chicken and black bean recipes from some of the top food bloggers around.

Ranging from comforting one-pot dishes to modernized Mexican classics to elevated sandwiches – there’s something for everyone in this collection!

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Get ready to add some new favorites to your weekly rotation with these tasty recipes.

1. Chicken with Spicy Black Bean Sauce

Chicken with Spicy Black Bean Sauce

If you’re looking for a dish that packs some serious punch, the Chicken with Spicy Black Bean Sauce is it!

With its array of BIG flavors – such as fresh red chilies, black pepper, spicy black bean sauce, and gochujang – this easy weeknight meal is sure to please anyone’s palate.

The chicken pieces are marinated before cooking; this gives them an excellent flavor whilst keeping them remarkably tender.

Then tossed in a flavorful stir-fry sauce until each morsel is coated with deliciousness.

Believe me when I say you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds!

2. Chicken Black Bean Casserole

Are you ready for a casserole that’s flavourful, easy to make, and will feed a crowd?

This chicken black bean casserole is just what you need.

This dish has got it all – bold flavors, cheesy goodness, and plenty of protein.

I’ve spiced things up with some red pepper flakes, salt and cumin so make sure the taste suits your palette!

Feel free to top this one off with guacamole or sour cream – whatever completes your flavor journey.

Its versatility makes it perfect for family gatherings or potlucks as well – something everyone can enjoy!

3. Black Bean Chicken Chili

Calling all chili fans! Get ready for a flavor explosion.

This black bean chicken chili is the perfect warming dish to round out any meal.

It comes together easily in one pot and combines all the classic flavors you love without any of the fuss.

And let’s not forget, it’s also gluten-free and makes good use of leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken too!

I adore this dish because it packs in major flavor with smoky paprika and spicy chiles.

Plus, black beans are packed with protein while onions add an extra nutritional boost.

4. Chicken With Black Bean Sauce

If you’re looking for an easy and flavorful meal, look no further than this classic dish of Chicken with Black Bean Sauce.

It’s really simple to make, but the flavor is out of this world!

The combination of black beans, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce will give your chicken a savory kick that goes great with steamed rice or noodles.

The sweet onion and peppers add a nice balance to all those earthy flavors.

As if that weren’t enough, a hint of sesame oil, in the end, brings it together like a dream.

This recipe comes together in under 35 minutes – perfect for nights when time isn’t on your side!

And best of all it can be easily adapted to cater to anyone’s tastes; double up the heat or scale it down according to preference.

5. Cuban Chicken & Black Bean Rice Bowls

When I want to whip up something flavorful and easy for dinner, Cuban chicken and black bean rice bowls is often my go-to!

These colorful bowls are loaded with aromatic spices and flavors.

From juicy chicken combined with savory black beans, cilantro-lime rice, mango salsa, and fried plantains—this meal has it all!

The best part?

It comes together in only 45 minutes.

During that time you can have restaurant-quality food right in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Plus you can easily tailor seasonings, veggies, or toppings to suit anyone’s tastes!

With one bite you’ll be transported straight to Cuba – enjoy!

6. Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

Sometimes simple is better, especially when it comes to weeknight meals.

But just because a meal can be made quickly doesn’t mean it has to be boring or tasteless.

Enter this delicious one-skillet burrito!

Packed with protein and loaded with flavor from the cumin, smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, and chipotle powder – you won’t believe how much flavor this dish packs in such little time.

Plus all that fiber from the black beans and corn makes it equally healthy as hearty.

For an extra layer of flavor add avocado slices and lime wedges as a topping before serving.

So grab your skillet and get ready for dinner because Old El Paso has nothing on this tasty 30-minute dinner!

7. Chicken Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

When it comes to dinner time this skillet is a perfect choice.

Not only does this dinner make everyone happy, but it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

This hearty skillet combines tender chicken breast cubes, black beans, and tomatoes that are cooked in a savory enchilada sauce.

Serve over crisp tortilla strips and top with sour cream and cheese for an amazing meal that’s sure to be a hit every night of the week.

8. Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry

Craving a Chinese-style dinner but don’t want to order takeout?

I have the perfect solution for you – this delectable Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry.

Filled with juicy chicken, crisp peppers, onion, and delightful black bean sauce, it’s seriously packed with flavor.

Plus, you can whip it up in less than 30 minutes without breaking a sweat!

The key to making this recipe just right lies in the sauce.

By adding savory oyster sauce and mildly sweet Shaoxing wine and sugar to your black bean sauce base, you add that much-needed touch of umami into each bite of the stir fry.

Oh yeah – it’s delicious!

And, if you want extra carbs after indulging in all that goodness then opt for some jasmine rice on the side.

9. Mexican Street Corn Black Bean Chicken Bake

You’re going to love this Mexican street corn black bean chicken bake.

It tastes just like you’re eating elote, only without the cob.

And with minimal effort: throw in some quick seasoning, pile it all together, and stick it in the oven for 25 minutes while you relax or take care of other things.

It all comes together sweetly tangy from cotija cheese – or a feta almond crumble if that’s your thing – yet bold enough from chili powder, creating a tasty contrast with fresh vegetables and proteins for a protein-packed meal in an adventurous kick!

10. Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Skillet

This Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Skillet is so much more than just a dinner.

It’s an experience.

A flavor-packed, heart-warming experience.

The perfect combination of nutrient-rich veggies and flavorful proteins come together in one delicious skillet for the ultimate midweek meal.

One pan to wash up?

Yes, please!

On top of that devious ease, it also comes together in a mere 30 minutes – making it an ideal weeknight dinner recipe.

Perfectly spiced with cumin, chili powder, garlic granules, and oregano there are pops of Mexican flavors throughout.

Don’t forget the sweetness from your sweet potato – this vegetarian dinner just got even more decadent!

11. Pulled chicken & black bean chili

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser that won’t leave guests wanting, this pulled chicken and black bean chili is it.

Combining tangy Mexican flavors with juicy, smoke-infused chicken, this southwestern dish is truly irresistible.

Black beans provide the hearty base for these smoky fajitas while diced onions and garlic add depth of flavor.

And if you like a bit of heat, throw in some chipotle in adobo or even a smidge of chipotle paste to really bring up the spice level!

Trust me – once you try it, no chili night will ever be complete without this amazing dish.

12. Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl (One Pan)

In this savory bowl, you get all the deliciousness of classic chicken fajitas—chiefly juicy chicken breasts marinated in chili powder and cumin, crisp bell peppers sautéed in olive oil, and chewy instant brown rice.

What sets this apart is how quickly it can be made with minimal cleanup.

Soon enough, you’ll be rewarded with a protein-packed meal on your table that everyone will devour lickety-split.

13. Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Ahh…the Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Bowl.

It’s the dish I love to make as soon as I’m in need of a flavor explosion – with minimal effort!

The combination of savory flavors, along with creaminess from the black beans and quinoa, is so scrumptious you might catch yourself drooling.

And when you add fried bananas on top?

Forget about it – let’s just say this bowl gets an immediate ten out of ten from me (and everyone else who tries it!)

14. One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice

Nothing smells better than a one-pan dish simmering away on the stove!

My family loves these one-pan chicken thighs with cilantro-lime black bean rice.

It’s packed with robust flavor and is incredibly easy to make.

The best part?

All the ingredients are cooked in one pot and it only takes 15 minutes!

Tender, juicy chicken thighs give it an umami kick while cilantro-lime black beans provide an extra layer of nutty warmth.

When served over fragrant jasmine rice, this meal is comforting, healthy, and just plain delicious.

15. Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

These sheet-pan chicken and black bean nachos are sure to hit the spot.

The bright flavors of buttery chips, spiced beans, melted cheese, smoky corn kernels, and juicy tomatoes give this Mexican fiesta plate undeniable appeal.

Its satisfying crunch is balanced by all the other tasty textures in each bite—creamy black beans; tenderize chicken strips; zippy pico de gallo.

That’s why it makes such an easy meal or game day great!

So go ahead—get ready to heat up your kitchen with some fiery flavor!

16. Mexican Street Corn Black Bean Chicken Bake

This easy-to-prepare dish is packed with flavor from the chili powder, Cotija cheese (or Feta), and green onions.

This Mexican-inspired meal can be enjoyed as a one-pan meal or served over rice or quinoa for an extra punch of protein.

17. Easy BBQ Chicken Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

These BBQ Chicken Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa are sure to become an instant family favorite!

Tangy BBQ chicken contrasts perfectly with salty black beans and sweet corn for a taco that will delight your taste buds.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about spending hours in the kitchen – this meal comes together in just 25 minutes.

It’s full of flavor, but depending on how adventurous your crowd is feeling, there are lots of options for customization.

Add fresh jalapeno or serve with your favorite hot sauce for some extra heat.

Serving it alongside lime wedges will bring out even more zingy goodness!

18. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

This is one of those meals that need to be added to the weeknight dinner rotation ASAP.

With minimal effort and plenty of flavor, your crockpot does the bulk of the work for you—leaving you with succulent shredded chicken brimming in smoky spices like chili powder and smoked paprika.

And once everything’s cooked through, depending on who’s at the table: mix it all together with cilantro lime dressing or serve separate components and let folks have fun building their own burrito bowls.

19. Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

Yes, yes… these chicken and black bean burritos are everything you could ever want out of a burrito—and more!

The combination of juicy chicken seasoned with cumin, chili powder and garlic powder combined with smoky, charred peppers and the pop of lime all wrapped up in a gluten-free tortilla is simply magnificent.

Plus, they’re light yet filling so it won’t bog down your day!

I like to top mine with a touch of shredded cheese for extra umphh.

The combination of savory + cheesy = perfection.

20. Steamed Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

Ah yes, steamed chicken with black bean sauce – a summer classic.

I love making this recipe because chicken drumsticks are the perfect vessel for absorbing an amazing garlicky flavor and mushroom texture!

Plus, the black beans give it an extra kick that you won’t find elsewhere.

This dish is easy to prepare but just requires some pre-cooking marinating time to ensure maximum flavor.

The result?

A tasty Asian dish without standing in front of a hot stove!

21. Jerk Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Say hello to this flavor-packed, tropical take on the classic jerk chicken bowl.

This one’s got it all—moist and juicy Caribbean jerked chicken breasts smothered in creamy coconut milk and accompanied by a zesty pineapple and black bean salsa.

Tossed over fluffy brown rice cooked with garlic, thyme, and allspice; you won’t believe how flavorful every bite is!

With just a hint of cayenne pepper heat, this dish will be love at first sight (and taste).

It’s sure to become your family’s next favorite meal. Let the feasting begin!

22. Chicken Black Bean Chili

If you love hearty, soul-satisfying meals, then this chili is for you!

It’s packed with smoky bacon, succulent rotisserie chicken, and loads of fresh veggies.

Plus, there’s just the right amount of heat to give it some zing without overpowering your tastebuds.

Healthy ingredients like fire-roasted tomatoes and black beans make it a nutritious dish that won’t weigh you down.

Take the chill away with this cozy meal in no time!

23. Spicy Black Bean Chicken Pumpkin Enchiladas

Enchiladas are the perfect weeknight dinner!

And these black bean chicken pumpkin enchiladas are no exception.

These flavorful little gems are packed with protein and bursting with bold Southwestern flavors.

They’re made with juicy chicken, a spicy pumpkin enchilada sauce, and lots of cheddar cheese draped over soft corn tortillas.

Plus they come together in just 50 minutes!

What’s not to love?

If you want to up the spice level, even more, add some diced jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper to the mix.

Then top them off with some extra sour cream for good measure, and enjoy every mouth-watering bite!

24. Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls

These Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls are bursting with flavor and the perfect one-pan-meal.

The tender chicken is combined with bell peppers, corn, black beans, spices, and a generous helping of rice!

Plus it cooks up in just 30 minutes – so it’s great for busy weeknights.

Customize your bowls by adding any toppings you like… guacamole, cheese, sour cream or salsa would all work wonderfully.

It’s no wonder they call this meal an “easy favorite”.

25. Chicken Avocado Black Bean Salad

This creamy, flavorful chicken avocado black bean salad packs a delicious punch!

The mix of protein-rich black beans and chicken with the bright acidity from freshly squeezed lime juice makes every bite pop.

The colorful tomatoes and creamy avocados are a delight while the chili powder and cumin give it an unmistakable Mexican touch.

It’s a quick, unique meal that can easily be tailored to your own tastes.

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Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

25 Easy Chicken and Black Bean Recipe Collection

These chicken and black bean recipes are sure to please everyone! I've put together a roundup of 25 delicious and nutritious meals featuring this classic combination. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater, there's something here for you! From enchiladas to burritos to tacos, you'll find plenty of flavorful ideas for meals that are both tasty and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 613 kcal


  • Chicken with Spicy Black Bean Sauce
  • Chicken Black Bean Casserole
  • Black Bean Chicken Chili
  • Chicken With Black Bean Sauce
  • Cuban Chicken & Black Bean Rice Bowls
  • Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet
  • Chicken Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
  • Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry
  • Mexican Street Corn Black Bean Chicken Bake
  • Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skillet
  • Pulled chicken & black bean chili
  • Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl (One Pan)
  • Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls
  • One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice
  • Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos
  • Mexican Street Corn Black Bean Chicken Bake
  • Easy BBQ Chicken Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl
  • Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
  • Steamed Chicken with Black Bean Sauce
  • Jerk Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa
  • Chicken Black Bean Chili
  • Spicy Black Bean Chicken Pumpkin Enchiladas
  • Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls
  • Chicken Avocado Black Bean Salad


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.