Spicy Grilled Chicken with Baja Black Beans and Rice


Step up your typical grilled chicken breast recipe. Our Spicy Grilled Chicken with Baja Black Beans and Rice recipe is a quick and easy grilled chicken recipe that incorporates uniquely blended flavors for your marinade and is complimented by our special baja black beans and rice recipe.

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Baja Black Beans and Rice
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
52 mins


  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika or regular paprika

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds total)

  • 2 ½ cup chicken broth

  • 2 cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 ¼ cup long grain rice

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers

  • 1 cup chopped zucchini (1 small)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • Crumbled Cotija cheese (optional)

  • Avocado slices (optional)


  1. In a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of the chicken breast halves; rub in with your fingers. Set aside.

  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine broth, corn, tomatoes, uncooked rice, beans, and chile peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Stir in zucchini. Cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes more or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Stir in cilantro.

  3. Meanwhile, for a charcoal grill, grill chicken breasts on the lightly greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender and no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on the lightly greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  4. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Let stand for 5 minutes; slice each breast half. Serve chicken with rice mixture. If desired, serve with cheese and avocado.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
2g Fat
54g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 796mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Protein 31g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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