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Best Spanish Rice and Beans With Chicken Recipe

Dive into the Spanish Rice and Beans With Chicken recipe. A one-pot wonder for weeknight dinners or gatherings.

Best Spanish Rice and Beans With Chicken Recipe

Best Spanish Rice and Beans With Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 365 kcal


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • First of all, take a saucepan and bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  • Then add rice and cover it. Reduce heat, and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until rice is cooked through.
  • In a large pan and heat olive oil over medium heat.
  •  Add diced chicken and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Then in the same skillet, sauté the onions, garlic, and bell peppers until they are soft.
  • Add the ground cumin, smoked paprika, and ground coriander to the skillet, stirring well.
  • Stir in the cooked rice, black beans, and the cooked chicken.
  • Mix until everything is well combined and heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then finish with lime juice and fresh cilantro.

Some Delightful Serving Suggestions for Spanish Rice and Beans with Chicken

Garnish: Top with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime for a zesty kick.

Side Salads: A fresh avocado and tomato salad drizzled with olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Breads: Serve alongside warm, crusty bread or soft tortillas to soak up the flavors.

Drinks: Pair with a chilled glass of Sangria or a sparkling lime soda.

Sauces: A dollop of sour cream or a side of spicy salsa can elevate the dish.

Veggies: Roasted vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplants complement the dish’s richness.

Desserts: Finish the meal with Spanish classics like Churros dipped in chocolate or Flan for a sweet note.

Cheese: Sprinkle with Manchego or Queso Fresco for added creaminess.

Olives: Green or Kalamata olives can add a tangy twist.

Legumes: For added texture and nutrition, add some cooked chickpeas or lentils.

Enjoy your meal with these suggestions to make it a complete and memorable Spanish feast!


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