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I am a newlywed in my twenties. I love life and everything it brings me. I love finding a good deal, online news junkie and watching TV. I am learning how to eat healthier by following the Weight Watcher Points Plus Program!! 'Nothing Tastes as Good as SKINNY FEELS'

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chicken Black Bean and Rice

Today I decided to make this reciepe that I found on Yahoo's home page this past week. YOU can find it here: YUMMY! This was very simple to make and the only thing that took time was cooking the casserole.  I inputed this into the WW reciepe builder and make it 8 servings ( 1 servings for each piece of chicken) and 1/2 cup of rice mixture and it is 6 PP or serving. Here are the details :


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with onion and green pepper, undrained
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2/3 cup long grain rice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag combine flour, 1 teaspoon of the chili powder, the salt, and pepper. Add chicken pieces, half at a time. Seal bag; shake to coat.
  2. In a very large skillet brown chicken on all sides in hot oil over medium heat about 10 mintues, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside; discard drippings. Add beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato juice, corn, uncooked rice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, the cayenne pepper, and garlic to the skillet. Bring to boiling. Transfer rice mixture to a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Arrange chicken pieces on top of rice mixture.

  1. Bake, covered, in a 375 degrees F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks) and rice is tender. Makes 8 servings.
DARYL AND I LOVED IT! This recipe is highly recommended by OUR familY!

This casserole was loaded with flavor and might be even less PP value.  But when I inputted the recipe into the WW Recipe builder this is what it gave me:) I am still working on it ....until then

- Happy Eating!

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