Monday, March 2, 2009

Southwest chicken with corn and black bean succotash

Easy, healthy and tasty....all a plus in my book! This dish is really easy to prepare and it's all done in one pan so there isn't much clean up. 

Southwest chicken with corn and black bean Succotash (don't let that last word throw ya's way good!)  
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
chili powder  
salt pepper 
2 Tbsp regular olive oil or canola oil 
2 cloves garlic minced  
1 cup chopped SWEET onion such as Vidalia  
1 red or orange pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces 
1 lb frozen corn, thawed  
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed  
1 tsp chili powder  
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1/4 cup chicken broth or water 
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried 
2 sliced avocados 

Season chicken breast liberally with chili powder, salt and pepper on both sides. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes/side until browned and internal temp is 160 degrees. Remove chicken from skillet and tent with foil. In the same skillet, add the 2nd Tbsp of oil and garlic over med-low heat. Cook for about 30 seconds until softened. Increase heat to med. and add the onions and peppers; cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add corn, beans, 1 tsp chili powder and the balsamic vinegar and cook for 5 minutes. Add the broth (or water) and parsley and heat through. Meanwhile, slice your avocados and your chicken if you choose to. 

To serve place the succotash on a platter and place the chicken and avocados on top. My family likes to eat this with warm flour tortillas. 

Hopefully your family will enjoy this recipe as much as mine does. Here's the aftermath.....  
Just enough for Eric's lunch. Visit Kitchen Tip Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday for more great recipes and kitchen ideas.


  1. That sounds great. I think my family would love this. thanks for sharing. jean

  2. I LOVE a one pot meal. This looks and sounds great. We will be having this!

  3. I am so making that next week!! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This looks so pretty! I really love black beans mixed with just about anything! I do think my boys will like this!
    Thanks for bringing it to Tasty Tuesday!

  5. Looks yummy AND colorful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. One pan, healthy, tasty, easy! This sounds great! Thank you!


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