Kids love this combination of refried white beans and chicken tenders. If you're concerned about making it too spicy, omit the jalapeno. Serve with extra cheese to sprinkle on top. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine cumin, coriander, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute until golden brown and just cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes (or salsa) and any accumulated juices from the chicken; cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the bean mixture to a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher until creamy but still slightly chunky. Stir in cheese. Serve with the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 44 mg cholesterol; 615 mg sodium. 25.5 g carbohydrates; 24.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
I am looking for some healthier meals that are quick and easy came across this one I normally can't have spicy things but thought I'd give it a shot not bad at all wasn't too spicy either. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2012
Easy to make delicious and healthy Although I omitted the Jalapeno and Onion it's still an awesome meal. Took me about 25 minutes to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this for my family and they loved it. Everyone thought this meal was delicious and it is and easy to make too! 'Anonymous Las Vegas NV Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I have a similiar recipe that I use as a taco/burrito recipe without smashing the beans. "Tastes great and Less filling". Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very quick and easy and oh so tasty loved the beans! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I'll never eat refried beans from a can again! This healthy and unbelievably easy bean dip is great with the golden chicken and has become a standard snack staple on its own. I have always loved refried beans but have been plagued by the guilt that goes along with it. Now all I need is a couple cans of beans a can of diced tomatoes an onion my immersion blender and 5 minutes and I have a guilt free dip that is great on whole wheat tortillas. Sometimes I use black beans other times pinto or chili. Whatever I have on hand. It doesn't matter. It is great every time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I really liked this though I did omit the jalapeno pepper. I will make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
LOVED the beans! The beans were fantastic. I will definitely make this again however next time I'll make some adjustments. The chicken was a little bland for my tastes. Next time I think I'll use less coriander and more cumin and maybe add some chili powder... Also I omitted the jalepeno so next time I may use the hot rotel tomatoes to give it more of a kick. Overall I really liked it! Pros: great refried beans Cons: chicken was a little bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great for that Mexican food craving! My husband LOVES Mexican food and was craving something spicy Mexican and tasty - but healthy and good for him. I saw this recipe & thought I'd give it a try. I added chili powder to the herbs for the chicken and threw a bit of cumin coriander and chili powder as well as some garlic into the beans. This ended up SO delicious! My husband LOVED it! The beans were absolutely delicious - creamy and flavorful with just a little spicy bite. Wonderful recipe! I used Great Northern Beans (organic vegetarian) for the beans & topped them with some extra sharp cheddar cheese. Highly recommend this - we will definately be having this again and again!! Oh and the whole dinner took a total of 25 minutes flat from start to table; now THAT'S great! Pros: Healthy Delicious Super Easy Quick to make! Read More