This Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili is made with Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos, in a rich sauce seasoned with green bell pepper, garlic and onion.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili
When my son told us that 6 of his friends were coming into town to spend the night before their 4-day backpack trip to the Sisters Mountains in central Oregon, I had just a few hours to prepare a quick meal.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Instead of serving something already prepared, or costly (hello, delivered pizza), I knew I wanted to make a delicious, hot, home-cooked meal.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Sometimes I think that we, as moms, have lost the art of feeding people well. Whether we think we’re not good cooks, or we just don’t have the time, the need for eating healthy is not going anywhere.

I’ve seen that too much prepackaged, precooked, over-processed food has led to a superficial lifestyle for many families, and it just doesn’t set up good habits for healthy eating, or healthy living.

So how do you combine easy preparation for a busy family, with good, healthy recipes?

My crock pot has become one of my kitchen best friends. I know that if I have just a few hours notice, I can get a hot, delicious, healthy meal on the table. Beans are also stocked in our pantry, because there are so many options for healthy bean dishes, such Black Bean Crock Pot Lasagna, my friend Gina’s Skinnytaste Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchilada Soup, and Crock Pot Beans with Ground Turkey (yummy for a summer picnic!). It’s not always chili, but everyone loves a good pot of chili too.

Even in the summertime!

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

For these hungry young men, I made a delicious Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili, made with Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos Black Beans, in a rich sauce seasoned with red and green bell pepper, garlic and onion. So much flavor in this Cuban sauce (right in the can of beans), you can make a large pot (double the recipe!) with few ingredients.

Enjoying a home-cooked meal around the table reminds us that for some things in life, we have to slow down. (If you prefer to add your own veggies and spices, try BUSH’S Black Beans with green pepper, garlic, and oregano.)

The laughter. The memories. To savor. To enjoy.

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili
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Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili

* If you prefer to add your own veggies and spices, try BUSH’S Black Beans with green pepper, garlic, and oregano!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken boneless breasts, cut into thirds
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cans Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Cubanos, or * above
  • 2 cups fresh cooked or frozen corn
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. red chili pepper, optional
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  • In a crock pot, add the chicken breasts, chicken broth, and salsa. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with a fork. Return to crock pot.
  • Add the beans, corn, and spices. Let simmer on low heat for another hour.
  • Serve with cilantro, sour cream, fresh tomatoes, or your favorite toppings!
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This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own!

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