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Chicken Bake With Black Beans and Salsa

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Chicken Bake With Black Beans and Salsa

Chicken Bake With Black Beans and Salsa

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Use your favorite tomato salsa or try a combination of tomato salsa and salsa verde. This is a quick and easy chicken bake; serve with rice for a hearty and easy everyday family meal.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper or a spicy seasoning blend
  • 1 can (16 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (12 to 15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups chunky salsa, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chile peppers, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded Mexican cheese blend or mixture of Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby cheeses

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Sprinkle the chicken all over with salt and pepper or a spicy chicken seasoning blend.

Combine the drained beans, corn, 1 cup of the salsa, green chile peppers, and half of the cilantro. Put the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Arrange chicken over the bean and corn mixture, then spoon the remaining salsa over the chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and top evenly with the cheese.

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 10 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juices run clear.

Poultry must be cooked to a minimum of 165°.

Serves 4.

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 4 out of 5
Excellent but cook time is WAY off, Member wallawallaman

This tastes great! But it says cook chicken for only 30min at 350F. Chicken ALWAYS needs longer than this and at 375F no less, except for thin chicken tenders. Thick boneless breasts are still pink in the middle after 30min--I cut them open to be sure. And yes I checked my oven temperature (it is fine). There are lots of recipes out there that do not state the proper time for cooking chicken. Bone-in chicken pieces can take up to 1 hr at 375F, while boneless pieces, if thick, take at least 45min. Again, 30min at 350F is ONLY for really thin boneless pieces

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