Recipe Day: Grilled Chicken w/ BBQ Black Beans

It’s always good to have some old standbys in your pantry, and this relies on some staples that you might normally have on hand.  It uses a can of black beans, deli ham and some bottled barbecue sauce to speed things up.  This is a simple dish that’s great on the grill.

  • 4 Boneless Chicken breasts–I like the individually frozen perfect portions, defrosted, they cook more evenly
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce-I like Jack Daniels
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 4 slices of deli ham
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat grill for about 10 minutes.  Lower grill to medium heat.  Place chicken breasts on the grill, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for 5 minutes, then flip to the other side, 10 minutes total.  While chicken is cooking, heat black beans and barbecue sauce on the stove top. Remove from heat, stir in green onion and cilantro. When chicken is almost done, place one slice of ham, and about 2-3 tablespoons of black beans on each chicken breast.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Continue cooking until cheese is melted. Dig in!

 

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2 Responses to Recipe Day: Grilled Chicken w/ BBQ Black Beans

  1. mike says:

    Don’t the beans fall into the grill?

    • Barb Welsh says:

      Maybe a little–but because you drain them and simmer them with the BBQ sauce they are a bit thick. If you want to contain the mess, you can put in a broiler proof dish, and finish the ham, beans and cheese step in the broiler…it’s pretty yummo, though. 😉

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