MEXICAN CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN SKILLET

I literally cannot begin to tell you how delicious the skillet meal was! So far, my favorite skillet meal of all time as well as that of my family. The spices coated chicken just takes this to a second dimension. The flavors are so delightful. This dish is also versatile. We took the leftovers and put it in soft taco shells the next night and it makes a great flatbread.





What You'll Need
*Note, I threw Spinach in the ingredient picture because you could add some in but I never did, so make it optional, lol!

Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Skillet
INGREDIENTS 
1-pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, granulated
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 sweet potato or one bag of frozen sweet potato chunks
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
1/3 cup of salsa
3/4 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese
1 lime
Cilantro for garnishing, optional

DIRECTIONS 
Cut the sweet potato and roast or steam the frozen bag of sweet potato chunks according to directions (I bought pre cut for convenience, but you could use regular sweet potatoes and roast them or microwave them). Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium high heat. In a small bowl combine all the spices. To the skillet add chicken and spread it out in a thin layer, sprinkling with half of the spice blend. Cook the chicken for approximately three minutes and then add in the onion. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining spice blend, sweet potato, black beans, green chilies and salsa. Stir together and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Cut the lime in half and Squeeze over everything in the skillet. Top with the shredded Colby Jack cheese until melted. Garnish with a squeeze of the other lime half & cilantro if desired. 



YUMMY Flavor Explosion Over Here!


Happy Tasty Tuesday!!


xoxo

36 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks delish and I love the ideas for the leftovers! Have a terrific Tuesday my talented friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  2. Oh my does this sound delish- will definitely be trying it!

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  3. This looks delish. My guys love one pot meals!

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  4. First of all, I pinned this before I even read the recipe...the picture looks that good! And I've already added the ingredients to my walmart grocery app! I love this kind of meal that can be used the second day in a slightly different way. This one is a winner!

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  5. I am all about a skillet meal! So easy to make AND clean up!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. This dish looks so delicious and yummy Andrea. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  7. Perfect entree for TACO TUESDAY!! YUM!! I could eat my screen!!

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  8. I love a good skillet dinner and this looks so flavorful. Great idea!

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  9. Yum! I love a good skillet recipe! This sounds delicious!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  10. This is such a healthy dish! I am going to make it tonight! Thanks for sharing!
    Peace!
    Cheryl

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  11. Omg! This looks delicious. Im pinning it! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa

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  12. This looks SO good. I unfortunately read this while I'm currently fasting before my biometric screening today....bad decision Emelia. You're such a good chef, friend!

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  13. That sounds really good. I can't have potatoes or beans on my diet but I think it would still taste good without them!

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  14. This sounds SO good. And I love how versatile it is with using leftovers for tacos and flatbreads!

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  15. What a perfect, hearty winter meal! The seasoning sounds delicious!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  16. I make a similar one without the chicken & its still delicious- load it up with those sweet potatoes & black beans & YES GIRL - YES!!!

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  17. Oh my gosh, I want to make this tonight now. Sounds amazing!!

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  18. This is so yummy, lady- you always have the best recipes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. Wow that sounds so good. I bet it's even better the next day (if there's any leftover!). Nom nom nom! Happy Tuesday Lovely!

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  20. OMG! this recipe looks amazing darling
    xx

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  21. I make something similar to this but mine doesn't have sweet potatoes. I love that idea! I'll have to try your version soon!

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  22. Yummy. This looks really amazing!!!

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  23. Looks so delicious! My husband would love this skillet meal. Pinning for future dinner ideas!

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  24. This looks so tasty! I love the idea of putting it in taco shells the next day. I am even thinking it would be good on some lettuce as a taco salad!

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  25. This sounds delicious. I am pinning it for later. I am 100% sure that the whole family will love it.
    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  26. Sounds delicious!! The kind of recipe that even tastes good as leftovers!

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  27. This looks incredible! Adding this to my meal planning list ASAP!

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  28. Going to print this out now!

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  29. This sounds like the perfect cook once and eat for lunch all week meal!

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  30. I love one dish meals and coming from New Mexico, I thought I had just about heard and made most dishes with Mexican flair, I was wrong. thanks for joining our link party.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  31. This recipe will be delicious! Hope you have a great Valentine Week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  32. I made something similar to this last week, ground turkey instead of chicken, & holy Hannah! SO GOOD!

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  33. This looks delicious! I will have to give this a try...the hubster will love it! Thank you so much for linking up at Celebrate Your Story! Hugs!

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  34. Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I shared it in my Chloe's Kitchen Facebook group! Sounds yummy!

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  35. Sounds like a delicious recipe, and popular too...Your post was our most clicked of the week at Best of the Weekend! Be sure to stop over tomorrow when the next party starts! Thanks for joining us!
    Shelley

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