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Black Bean Salsa Verde Chicken

Baked in a fresh homemade salsa verde and flavorful sweet pepper black beans, this salsa verde chicken is ready in under an hour and fantastic served over hot rice!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 351kcal


Salsa Verde

  • 8 medium tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 small jalapeno, stem and seeds removed (or leave seeds in for a spicier kick!)
  • 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium sweet pepper, diced into 1-in cubes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Fresh cilantro for topping
  • Hot cooked rice for serving


Salsa Verde

  • Place tomatillos on a greased baking sheet. Broil under high heat 5-7 minutes until slightly blistered. Cool slightly and transfer to a blender or food processor.
  • Add remaining salsa verde ingredients and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter until shimmery. Add chicken to skillet and sear 2-3 minutes per side, flipping once. Transfer to baking dish and set aside.
  • In same skillet drippings over medium-high heat, saute pepper and onion 3-5 minutes until tender. Add beans and saute until warmed. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Arrange beans mixture around chicken. Top chicken and beans with about 2 cups salsa verde. (save any extra for chips!) Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake chicken at 400F 15-20 minutes until chicken registers 165F and cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle chicken with cilantro and serve hot with rice. Enjoy!


Serving: 1chicken breast (calculated without rice) | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 36.3g | Fat: 17.5g | Saturated Fat: 7.7g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg