Gluten Free Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Juicy chicken, earthy black beans, and fluffy rice in a chile-packed sauce with tomatoes and onions for the perfect flavor boost!

What is Chicken with Black Beans and Rice?

Simple Ingredients

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Season the Chicken

Season chicken breasts with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes on both sides.

Cook the Aromatics

Melt coconut oil in a Dutch oven, cook diced onion and peppers for 5-6 minutes, add garlic, and stir for a minute or two.

Cook the Chicken

Push the veggies to the sides of the pot, and sear the chicken breasts in the middle of the pot for 4 – 5 minutes per side.

Make the Sauce

Add tomatoes, salsa, chicken broth, and bay leaves to a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat, simmer, and cook for 30 minutes.

Remove the Chicken

Remove the chicken from the pot, and set it aside to cool.

Puree the Sauce

Take the bay leaves out of the pot, and then pour the sauce into a blender and puree it.

Shred the Chicken

Shred the chicken using two forks.

Finish the Dish

Pour the puree, shredded chicken, and rinsed black beans back in the Dutch oven and simmer to warm through. Then cook the rice.


Serve the chicken and beans over the rice, topped with diced avocado, cilantro, and any other toppings of your choice.

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