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Latin chicken with black beans and jalapenos.

Latin Chicken and Black Beans and Jalapeno Orange Sauce

Easy, quick and full of flavor. This is a recipe that works for a week night meal and is good enough for entertaining.
Cuisine Latin
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 513kcal


  • 4 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/4 cup flour for dusting
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 medium cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 lime juice juiced
  • 1 jalapeno chile seeded, deveined and minced
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 15 1/2 ounce black beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • Slice garlic, chop jalapeno and dice the onion.
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the oil. Once the oil is hot, turn the heat down to medium and add the jalapeno and onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until garlic is golden and fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the cumin, orange juice and lime juice. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the black beans and cook until heated through. Add the cilantro. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  • Season the chicken cutlets on both sides with salt and pepper and dust each side with a trace of flour. Shake chicken to remove any access flour.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the cutlets and cook until browned on both sides and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Divide the cutlets and black beans among individual plates. Spoon the jalapeno citrus sauce over and serve.


To make chicken cutlets, purchase two chicken breasts that are even in size. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and place the palm on one hand on the breast. Using a sharp knife, slice horizontally through the breast keeping an eye on your cut to make sure you're cutting the breast evenly. 


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg