Blackened Spanish Chicken
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is smoking hot.
- Mix together the paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, white pepper, and onion powder. Oil the chicken breasts with cooking spray on both sides, then coat the chicken breasts evenly with the spice mixture.
- Place the chicken in the hot pan, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side. Place the breasts on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes.
Refried Black Beans
- 2 cups canned black beans, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- In a small bowl mash 2/3 cup of beans to a smooth paste.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining beans with the water. When heated through, stir in garlic, pepper, salt and liquid smoke.
- Stir the bean paste into the whole beans and mix well. Stir in the onion and cook for 10 minutes, or until onions are slightly cooked.
1. This was a “clean out the cabinet” venture. It’s quick, easy and nummy.
2. For the chicken: make blackened chicken. dump the salsa leftover from the weekend on top. Voila! If you’re going for fancy use a homemade salsa recipe or enchilada sauce. Melt some cheese over it if you’re into that.
3. The rice is regular ol’ spanish rice with some beer added into after about half the water has cooked out. Nothing special, but still tasty
4. The bean recipe was followed exactly for the most part, except that we added some bell pepper and spiced it up a little extra with our semi-central american spices…
5. Again, this isn’t a fancy recipe by any means, it’s a using what you have recipe. Hell, we’re only posting it because we look so cute when we cook. :-P
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