Chicken with Black Bean Chipotle Chili and Rice. A versatile, economical and delicious meal that can easily be made to accommodate Vegetarians at the table too.
Originally published October 2013.
This is one of my son’s preferred comfort food meals. There are no worries about throwing out leftovers with this delicious dinner.
The resident teenage appetites have even been known to warm this up for breakfast the next morning.
When serving both meat eaters and vegetarians for dinner, this is also a very useful dish. That’s because the chili is essentially vegetarian anyway.
Except for the last of the cooking time, it does not come into contact with the roasted chicken pieces.
It’s therefore very easy to separate as many servings of the chili as necessary before pouring the remainder over the chicken for the meat eaters.
Recipes like this make it so simple to navigate such different dietary restrictions… and deliciously so too.
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Chicken with Black Bean Chipotle Chili and Rice. A versatile meal that can be made easily made to accommodate Vegetarians at the table too.
- One whole, 3 lb chicken, cut in individual pieces
- salt and pepper to season
- Aprox. 1 tbsp chili powder to season the chicken
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 medium red onion, finely diced
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 4 cups canned diced tomatoes
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup frozen sweet corn
- 1 large can black beans, rinsed
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tbsp molasses or 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground chipotle powder, or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Season the chicken pieces with sat and pepper and sprinkle with chili powder.
- Roast for 45 minutes on a baking sheet. Don't crowd the pieces too closely, there should be space between them.
- In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and red onion and cook until the onions soften.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer slowly for about 45 minutes.
- Transfer the roasted chicken pieces to a large casserole dish or roasting pan. Pour the cooked chili over the chicken, cover and return to the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- Serve over plain steamed rice.
Serving Size6 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 630Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 193mgSodium 1081mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 12gSugar 16gProtein 79g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.