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Chicken & Black Beans with a Tequila Cream Sauce

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


Black Beans

  • 3 cans black beans; 2 drained and rinsed , 1 not
  • 1/2 onion; diced
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste

Tequila Cream Sauce

  • 1 lime; freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup 1800 Silver Tequila
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro; chopped
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 capful Sweet and Sour Drink Mix


  • 21/2 lbs chicken breasts; sliced
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Granulated garlic
  • Cumin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter



  1. In a medium size saucepan, add a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, mixing them together well.  It will become very fragrant.
  4. Once it is fragrant, add the chili powder, garlic, cilantro, black pepper, and salt.
  5. Once everything is mixed well, add the can of beans that has not been drained or rinsed.
  6. Gently stir the beans into the spiced onion mixture.
  7. Slowly fold in the remaining beans.  The beans are fragile, and will break easily, so stir them gently.
  8. After the beans have been thoroughly mixed into the seasonings, reduce the heat to low, cover and allow the beans to simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes, or until ready to serve.

Tequila Cream Sauce

  1. Heat a sauce pan on medium heat.
  2. Once the pan is warm, pour the freshly squeezed lime juice in and then add the tequila.  STAND BACK!
  3. Allow the juice and the tequila to simmer together and reduce slightly.
  4. After 2-3 minutes, add the cilantro, black pepper, and sweet and sour mix.  Mix well.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Once the sauce pan has been removed from heat, slowly fold in the sour cream.  Mix well.  Set aside.


  1. In a frying pan over medium high heat, add the olive oil and the butter.
  2. While the pan is heating, season each slice of chicken with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and cumin.
  3. Add the chicken slices to the pan, only as much as will fit in the pan, don't crowd them.
  4. Cook on each side until done, about 2-3 minutes on each side depending on how thick they were sliced.
  5. Serve all together topped with freshly chopped cilantro.