Smothered Spicy Chicken with Cilantro Lime Black Beans


Servings: 4

Macros per serving: ( 6 F / 11 C / 34 P )

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Smothered Spicy Chicken with Cilantro Lime Black Beans


  • 4 chicken breasts (1 lb.)

  • 1 cup black beans

  • 1 4 oz. can green chilis

  • 2 tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese

  • 4 slices reduced fat pepper jack cheese

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

  • 2 tbsp. lime juice

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp cumin, divided

  • 1/4 tsp salt

    1 tsp. chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees  

  1. In a small bowl mix together canned green chilis and reduced fat cream cheese.

  2. Slice each chicken breast down the side, making a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff 1/4 of green chilis and cream cheese inside each chicken breast. 

  3. In a small bowl combine 1/2 tsp. cumin, garlic powder, salt, chili powder and paprika. Sprinkle spice mixture over chicken breasts and lightly rub in. Place 1 slice of pepper jack over each chicken breast and place in an oven safe baking dish.

  4. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

  5. While chicken in baking, prepare black beans. Place beans, cilantro, lime juice and remaining cumin in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add water a tablespoon at a time if mixture is too thick. Divide into four servings.

  6. Serve chicken over black beans and add any additional desired topping sauce such as fresh pico or avocado. Enjoy!


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