May 09, 2008

Black Beans Chicken Chili


After making Kadai chicken, I had some chicken left over. Not enough to try another chicken curry so I got thinking on how I could use it. After browsing, I decided on Black Bean Chicken Chili. The recipe was easy and I tweaked it a bit adding some green peppers and carrots to the chili to make it thick and chunky. Serve it with warm tortilla and you will be licking the bowl clean :)

can crushed tomatoes
1 can black beans

1 med. red onion - finely chopped
1 clove garlic- finely chopped
chicken - I had thigh and breast piece left
1 tspoon cumin seeds
1 tspoon oregano
1 dry red chilli
1 tspoon chili powder
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1 1/2 green pepper - finely chopped
2 tbspoon chopped cilantro
2 tbspoon shredded cheese
1 tbspoon + 1 tspoon oil
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a thick bottomed saucepan. Then add chicken and saute till they brown. Then cook the chicken on closed lid (about 9-10 minutes) till they are cooked. Remove the chicken pieces and let it cool. I cut it to small pieces and set it aside.

Heat the rest of the oil and temper it with cumin seeds, oregano and red chilli. Saute garlic and onions, till the onions starts turning brown. Then add the green peppers and carrots and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes and let it cook together for 4-5 minutes.

Add chili powder, coriander powder, black beans and chicken and cook till it all mixes well together. Once it is all cooked, add the cheese and cilantro. Serve warm with tortillas.


This is my entry to Weekend Herb Blogging started by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen and is being hosted by Laurie at Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska.


  1. The recipe sounds delicious, and it looks delicious in your photos too! This is just how I like to cook, take what you have and turn it into something delicious!

  2. Different way to eat this bird, love the beans add up!

  3. Chciken and black beans..sounds interesting!

  4. Chicken chilly remains my fav all time ..
    loved the way you prepared this ..
    and the pics making me crave for that lovely bowl of chili...
    hugs and smiles

  5. That is good improvisation of leftover chicken!

  6. Awesome use of leftover chicken! :)

  7. Your chili pictures are mouth-wateringly good and the recipe is a wonderfully creative use of leftover chicken. Thanks for sending it to Weekend Herb Blogging!

  8. That last picture looks way too good... I think I will have to try this VERY soon :)

  9. Looks terribly good, that bowl on the black background

  10. You make me so very hungry.

  11. Nice twist on chilli. Is that Rajma?

  12. the dish looks so yummy! chicken and black bean... you are so creative!

  13. Kalyn Thanks, I love when all the pieces come together for a tasty meal.

    Thanks Cham, Rachel, Jaya, Jyothsna, Kalai, Meeso, Sandeepa, Cynthia, Lissie. It did taste delicious and was quite filling too:)

    Laurie - Thank you for hosting WHB.

    Mallika - no rajma in this bowl, it's Black Bean chili :)


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