Beans, beans the magical fruit! We all know that rhyme, right? But beans are pretty awesome. They have both protein and fiber in them and make a great addition to any meal, just like they do in this dish.
- 3 tbsp diced onion
- 1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
- 1 can (14 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each), fat trimmed
- 2 cups fresh spinach
Saute onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add beans, tomato, cilantro, broth, chipotle powder, and salt and simmer until beans are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into a blender, and puree; set aside. Mix oil and chili powder in a bowl to form a paste; rub over chicken. Grill or broil chicken until cooked through (but not charred), 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve each chicken breast with 4 tbsp sauce (freeze leftover sauce) and garnish with 1/2 cup spinach.
Ready? Now do your best Cookie Monster impression. “OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!”