28 Healthy Chicken and Black Bean Recipes You’ll Love

Looking for some healthy chicken and black bean dishes that taste great?

This roundup contains 28 of the best healthy chicken and black bean recipes you’ll find, no matter what type of dish you’re looking for.

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Fresh vegetables, hearty beans, and a great way to use up leftover chicken.

This soup is the best of both, a bubbling dish of creamy enchiladas and a bowl of comforting soup in one plateful. It’s full of flavor but not full of calories!

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Spicy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

An easy way to prepare lunches for the week ahead! This recipe takes inspiration from fast-food-style burrito bowls in all their satisfying spiciness.

Simply cook chicken, rice, onion, salsa, and seasonings together in your Instant Pot for no-fuss deliciousness all week.

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

A cozy dinner made with hardly any effort!

A satisfying soup filled with shredded chicken breast, healthy black beans, bold roasted chili peppers, and thinly sliced tortilla strips that soften gently while cooking. Simply set it and forget it.

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Sweet Potato Chicken Stew with Black Beans

Comfort food that’s heartier and healthier.

This softly spiced stew is loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy vitamins thanks to all the fresh chicken, vegetables, and beans slowly simmered together.

You can feed a crowd or make this as meal prep for lovely leftovers! Get the recipe here.

Smoked Chicken and Black Bean Chili

This chili is smokier and creamier than any you’ve had before. Rich in flavor, it’s made with smoked chicken, garlic, black beans, heavy cream, and cotija cheese.

Best of all, you can have this creamy chili ready in under an hour.

Get the recipe here.

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Light and healthy, but super satisfying.

Ditch the bell peppers and grab some bolder poblano peppers. Stuff them with shredded chicken, black beans, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and seasoning then bake for just a few minutes and you’ll have a dreamy low-carb dinner.

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Two classic American dishes meld into one in this creative chili recipe.

All the buttery heat of buffalo wings and the smoky comfort of chili. Swap ground beef for lighter ground chicken, and dried chilis for hot sauce for that authentic buffalo sauce flavor.

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

A cozy slow cooker dinner that won’t halt your weight-loss progress.

Cooked on low for 6 hours, this recipe cooks tender chicken, hearty black beans, and sweet corn gently with salsa and other spices for deep flavor and hardly any fat!

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Roasted Poblano Soup with Chicken

Flavor, protein, fiber, this soup is a nutritious dream.

This healthy low-carb soup combines fresh sweet corn with tasty chicken thighs, poblano peppers, and black beans in a fire-roasted tomato broth. You’ll have a heaping bowl of goodness ready in less than 60 minutes.

Get the recipe here.

Mexican Chicken Kabobs

Sunny salsa with skewers of grilled chicken is a perfect summertime dinner. With this recipe,  enjoy the fun and flavor of grilling while keeping things light and nutritious.

Black bean and pepper salsa, dressed with tangy vinegar and spices, pairs perfectly with tender marinated chicken.

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Quinoa Black Bean Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed peppers, taken up a notch. Prepare your peppers and their loaded chicken and black bean filling ahead of time, ready to bake whenever you want to eat.

Finish off that bubbling melted cheese topping with a spritz of lime juice, your favorite salsa, and crunchy tortilla chips.

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Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls

East meets west in these crispy egg rolls. Inspired by a restaurant favorite, this recipe will help you satisfy those takeout cravings at home.

These dreamy egg rolls are stuffed with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, fresh chicken breast, black beans, fresh vegetables, and bold spices.

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

All of the satisfying flavors and textures of a burrito, in a bowl.

Chicken and black beans ensure that this recipe is packed with healthy protein while tasting like a Tex Mex takeout. Enjoy a bowl for dinner, or prepare ahead of time for easy weekday lunches.

Get the recipe here.

Baked Salsa Chicken and Rice

Tasty, balanced, and so easy to make.

All the ingredients in this Salsa Chicken and Rice are simply mixed and baked together, the oven does all the work! Sprinkle the baked dish with a generous handful of creamy cotija cheese and fresh cilantro for extra flavor.

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Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Need a batch-cooked filling for burritos, tacos, or salads? Look no further.

Slow-cooked shredded chicken with sweet tomatoes, tangy pineapple, healthy black beans, and crisp corn is a perfect protein-heavy recipe to have in your back pocket for parties or make-ahead meals! 

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Takeout-inspired burrito bowls with no fuss!

These easy and affordable Burrito Bowls involve a simple stir-together slow-cooker base of seasoned chicken, beans, corn, and salsa. Serve it over brown rice with your favorite burrito fixings.

Get the recipe here.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

A dreamy Tex Mex dinner that you can leave in your slow cooker. Simply dump in the ingredients, and some tasty seasonings, and set it on low.

You’ll have a wholesome and delicious soup full of tender chicken, black beans, spiced tomatoes, soft tortillas, and more with no fuss.

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Chicken Taco Salad 

Sweet onions, hot jalapeños, taco seasoning, and black beans are the secrets of this recipe’s healthy chicken base.

Heap this flavorful mixture over crunchy salad greens and finish it off with a dressing of fresh lime juice or your favorite salsa for a truly tasty salad!

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Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Healthy, hearty, and cheesy all at once. This 30-minute casserole recipe can be made in one pot for an easy weeknight dinner.

Heaping with fresh vegetables, lean chicken, and wholesome black beans, this baked rice casserole makes healthy eating more satisfying than ever.

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Chicken Burrito Bowls with Black Beans and Kale

This recipe features kale as you’ve never enjoyed it before. Make your greens truly delicious with the help of seasoned baked chicken, black beans, and steamed brown rice.

A handful of grated cheese and some dollops of salsa and guacamole will make this a beautifully balanced meal.

Get the recipe here.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Black Bean Salsa

Ready to up your salsa game? This recipe dresses up savory balsamic marinated chicken breast with sweet and spicy strawberry salsa.

Black beans, fluffy rice, and crisp radishes help round out this healthy bowl. Refresh yourself and hit every taste bud in less than an hour!

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Southwest Chicken Casserole

A nutritious but satisfying casserole made in only one pan! Mix your ingredients, generously cover with grated cheddar, and bake.

When cooked, you’ll have a filling cheesy casserole bursting with succulent chicken, black beans, fluffy rice, and more. 

Get the recipe here.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

A low-fat, low-carb dish to feed the whole family. If you prefer your casseroles lighter, this recipe cleverly uses spaghetti squash to fit your needs!

Shredded chicken and black beans add protein and bulk, while enchilada sauce and green chilies add glorious flavor to this vegetable-packed casserole.

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Kimchi Burrito

Combining Korean and Mexican cuisines, this is a delicious fusion dish you can make in your own kitchen.

Tasty chicken tenders are wrapped up with black beans, sweet peppers, shredded cheese, and hot kimchi for an explosion of flavors. The best of both worlds in every mouthful.

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Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew

A hearty stew with all the goodness of a vegetable soup. This stew is thick and rich with shredded chicken, black beans, and sweet potatoes in a tomato-based broth.

Smoked paprika adds a deep and savory flavor to each bowl while remaining wholesome and nutritious. 

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe provides all the fun and flavor of taco night, with a fraction of the calories.

Generously spiced ground chicken matches perfectly with soft sweet potatoes and black beans to make a satisfying filling for a crunchy lettuce wrap. You’ll enjoy every bold colorful bite.

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Santa Fe Chicken

A 30-minute meal overflowing with tasty Tex Mex flavors. This recipe uses seasoned thin chicken cutlets as its crisp, meaty base.

These are smothered in a hot tomato, black bean, corn, and smoked paprika salsa with a hearty helping of grated cheese for a delicious dinner.

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Chicken Rice Salad

We all love a recipe that simply needs to be mixed, served, and eaten. This Chicken Rice Salad is just that.

Just combine pre-cooked rice, succulent cooked chicken, and black beans with some fresh vegetables and herbs for an easy but beautifully balanced plateful!

Get the recipe here.

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