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Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Stuffing and a Bush’s Beans Giveaway for you

plate of grilled chicken on bed of black bean stuffing and vegetables served with a lime wedge and a can of Bush's black beans to the side

If you follow me on Facebook then you may remember me teasing you with some seriously delicious food that we were cooking up while in Montana with Bush’s Beans a couple of weeks ago. We spent an entire day cooking alongside chefs Jeffrey Saad and Connie Gutterson, learning new techniques and experimenting with new flavors, of course beans being the star ingredient.

Aggie & Sandy cooking with Jeffrey

Aggie, Sandy, & Jeffrey grilling

(Photo Credit: Crackle Photograpy)

One of the recipes that I couldn’t get enough of is this Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Stuffing. No disrespect to the chicken, but I could seriously eat a huge bowl of this ‘stuffing’ on its own for dinner and be a happy camper. It is so good. It’s filled with all my favorite things…roasted peppers, spices, tortillas and black beans…a bowl full of goodness that gets even better after a squeeze of lime.

close up skillet of cooked black bean stuffing

(Photo Credit: Crackle Photograpy)

The chicken is prepared so incredibly simple and delicious that I made it for my family within a few days of me getting home from my trip. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and threw them on the grill and my husband and kids seriously inhaled it and asked for more. The chicken is seasoned very simply with salt and pepper and a little oil before grilled, then brushed with a brilliant 2-ingredient mixture of sweet agave syrup (or honey) and toasted cumin seeds. If you have never used whole cumin seeds before, this is the recipe to experiment with. You quickly toast them up in a dry skillet then add them to the agave (or honey) and voila…you have yourself something delicious.

hand holding a plate of grilled chicken on bed of black bean stuffing and vegetables served with a lime wedge

(Photo Credit: Crackle Photograpy)


Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Stuffing and a Bush’s Beans Giveaway for you

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill


For Chicken:

  • 5 pounds whole chicken
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed (note: toast seeds in warm skillet first until fragrant for additional flavor!)
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup or honey

For Stuffing:

  • 1 each green pasilla chile*
  • 1 each jalapeño pepper*
  • 4 each corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) BUSH’S® Black Beans or BUSH’S® Reduced Sodium Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼  cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 6 wedges lime

Additional Supplies:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Grill pan


  1. Clean out inside of chicken, rinse chicken inside and out with cold water. Pat dry with paper towel and cut chicken into pieces.
  2. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and lightly cover with oil. Mix cumin seeds with agave syrup and set aside.
  3. Set one side of clean, well-oiled grill to medium high heat and the other side to medium low heat. When grill is hot, using tongs, place chicken skin side down on hot side of grill until there are nice grill marks (about 5 minutes). Then flip chicken over (skin side up), place on cooler side of grill, close grill lid and let chicken cook (3-5 minutes for breast meat; 12 minutes for bone in leg/thigh meat).
  4. In the last two minutes of cooking, brush cumin seeds and agave syrup on both sides of chicken and cook each side for one minute. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  5. Remove chicken from grill and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.

For Stuffing:

  1. Using metal tongs blacken chile and jalapeño peppers on the grill for 3 minutes per side. Place chile and jalapeño in small bowl, cover with foil tightly. Let sit for 10 minutes. Once cool, wipe skin off (do not rinse under water). Discard stems. Discard seeds (unless you want it spicier). Chop chile and jalapeño into ½-inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. Using metal tongs, place tortillas on the grill for 30 seconds on each side or until slightly charred. Chop tortillas into ¾-inch strips.
  3. Pour black beans in medium-sized grill-safe pan. Add chile, jalapeño, tortillas, chicken stock, paprika and ¼ teaspoon salt. Place the pan directly on the grill and heat just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool briefly.
  4. Serve chicken with a side of black bean stuffing and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.


*Substitution: Use ½ cup canned roasted chiles in place of green pasilla chile and jalapeño pepper.

Note: this recipe was written for cooking on the grill, but of course a grill pan and skillet on the stove top will work just as well!

Recipe created for BUSH’S® Beans exclusively by Chef Jeffrey Saad, culinary expert and television host of numerous food-and cooking-related shows.


Bush’s Beans wants to share a little bean love with all of my wonderful readers by offering this giveaway. I know the cold months are coming and most of you probably won’t be able to grill outdoors so this awesome Staub Grill Pan might help out with that, don’t ya think? Good luck!


Staub Grill Pan
Bean Strainer
Recipes (made at the event)
Coupons for free cans of Bush’s Beans

Starts today, Wednesday, November 2 and ends Wednesday, November 9 at 12 noon (EST)

(Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only. Winner will be chosen randomly using Pick Giveaway Winner plugin application – winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be selected.)

To enter into the giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to cook with beans.

Additional Entries can be earned by:

(leave a separate comment after you complete each item, each comment will count as an entry)

1.  “Like” Bush’s Beans on Facebook.

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3. Follow @BushsBeans on Twitter

3. Follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter (if you already follow, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

4.  Share about giveaway on Twitter: “I want to win a grill pan from @aggieskitchen and @bushsbeans!

5. Share about giveaway on Facebook with link to this post.

6. Subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen RSS feed.


My friend Cheryl is also hosting this same giveaway…head over to Tidy Mom for more chances to win!


(and of course…I’m required to tell you…)

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181 comments on “Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Stuffing and a Bush’s Beans Giveaway for you”

  1. I don’t know that I have a favorite way to cook with beans…… I love them any which way and I’ll be trying this recipe now!

  2. Already liked Bush beans last time you told me too : – ) and AK obviously!

  3. Used Bush’s Light Red Kidney Beans to make chili and this recipe looks great!

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  6. I am so jealous of that fun trip! This is a great giveaway and that chicken looks great-I love cumin. I like to make chicken chili with beans, one of our favorites.

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  9. My favorite bean recipe is maple beans in the crockpot with little smokies!

  10. My boyfriend complains I cook with beans too much – I love to make hummus, bean and veggie tacos, tuna and canellini bean salad…mmmmm.

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    Found a new dessert recipe the other day that uses 2 cans of white beans, no butter or eggs and just a tiny bit of oil. It was so creamy and decadent tasting, no one suspected the switch!

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    I also like hummus and adding chickpeas to a rice dish..makes it meaty!

    I love I use them in so many ways! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. OM Gosh! What a giveaway! I want I want! My favorite way to cook with beans is to simply use them in chili or on top of a salad (as is!). This stuffing recipe sounds amazing

  51. I don’t know if I could choose a favorite way – the best thing about beans is how versatile they are! I do love a good vegetarian chili, though, and it is getting to be about that time of year…so we’ll go with that!

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  53. I make a cuban black beans and rice recipe that is to die for.

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  64. My favorite way to eat beans is in soup. I love love love bean soup 🙂

    Also this stuffing sounds amazing! I would have never thought to add black beans….

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  70. Oh, man…I could see myself getting a whole lot of use out of a grill pan like that 🙂 My favorite way to prepare beans is my Havana Black Beans recipe [can be found on my blog].
    I’ve been making it for years and it’s one of my most requested recipes. So good!

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  74. I grew up on the Gulf Coast eating and loving red beans and rice. Traditionally it was cooked on Monday, laundry day, since it required time, but not a lot of attention once the ingredients were prepped and put over a low heat to simmer all day. Now I’ve learned that all kinds of beans can be used in place of red beans, and that Bush’s canned beans can make this dish taste like the traditional meal without having to cook it all day. I frequently saute the holy trinity of Southern cooking, bell pepper, celery and onion, in a little olive oil and chopped garlic and then add some rinsed and drained Bush’s black or red beans. I usually add cumin, chili powder and/or turmeric. Let that simmer while you cook some rice. When you’re ready to eat [because the rice won’t take long, and the beans can be simmered for as long or as briefly as you like], ladle the beans over the rice. You can top the beans and rice with chopped green onions, salsa, sour cream or cheese.

  75. Love the idea of the black bean stuffing. Sounds fabulous! We tend to eat beans mostly with Mexican food, but I also love ’em in minestrone and chili.

  76. Just liked you on Facebook! (Thought I already did 🙂

  77. In the story about this dish, you mentioned that the cumin seeds were toasted. But, in the ingredients and instructions of the recipe, that was not mentioned. Also, in the instructions you mentioned grilling and chopping the corn tortillas, but no mention was made of when they get added to the stuffing itself. When you add them could alter the texture, an all important factor in the appeal of the dish. Please calrify for those of us who are salivating at just the mere mention of this dish. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Hi Lora!

      Thanks so much for the questions…about the cumin seeds, toasting them is totally optional, but it does bring out the flavor so I highly recommend it (& I added a note about it next to the ingredient so thank you for bringing to my attention!!)…its kinda like with nuts or sesame seeds, the toasting of them releases and intensifies the flavor.
      The tortillas are added along with the other ingredients in step 8, you may have just missed it, I did when I reread it the first time. You want to add them in at this time because they will cook and soak up all the liquids and flavors that are going in at the same time. They will be softened, but not mush if you know what I mean.

      Let me know if you try the recipe!! It really is delicious 🙂

  78. My favorite beans dish is Beefy Beans, everybody love it,

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  86. I make a batch of pinto beans with chopped bacon, tomatoes, and cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.

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  96. We prefer black beans to any other kind (except perhaps baked beans). We add them to our chili (instead of kidney beans) or enchiladas (instead of refried). My husband even made beef stew the other day and added black beans.

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  99. Aggie, that dish looks pretty darn incredible. We always have a handful of cans of Bush’s black beans in the pantry – they’re a favorite of Oliver’s. I might just have to give this one a whirl. And I’m with you – the black bean stuffing looks like a meal in itself, without the chicken.

  100. i love to put black beans in my rice……looks like a great giveaway!

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  103. I think my favorite way to cook with beans is definitely chili in the crockpot. 🙂

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  106. My favorite meal to cook with beans is ham and bean soup. So yummy on a cold day!

  107. Anything with black beans and I’m in! They are such a great fiber-licious addition to any meal and I’m always looking for ways to get more fiber into my day.

  108. It looks delicious that’s for sure Aggie.

  109. i love them with smoke meat and in the slow cooker

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  115. Sounds really tasty! Bet it tastes incredible. 🙂

  116. I love to use black beans in any tortilla soup ! Or chili:)

  117. We use Bush beans for our chili. With the colder weather coming up, and football Sundays, it’s a staple for us throughout Fall / Winter. I’m really wanting to find a white chicken chili recipe for something different. Does Bush’s have navy beans or something that might work with a white chili?

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  119. I love spicy black beans with sweet potatoes!

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  122. This sounds so delicious – definitely one I know I’d love!!

  123. Beans with hamhocks is my ultimate comfort food. Also, canned Bush’s black beans with garlic, onion, chicken broth, cumin, s&p, makes for a delicious black bean and rice recipe. I might have to make that for dinner tonight! (must stop with sour cream and plenty of hot sauce)

  124. Recently made up a recipe…and it was a big hit with my family…bbq beef and bush’s beans soup…YUMMY!!

  125. I love to cook beans in my vegan chili!

  126. My absolute favorite recipe to make is a vegetarian black bean soup! *Great giveaway!

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  149. I love using black beans in a pineapple salsa with red onions and cilantro!

  150. mmm that Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Stuffing looks delicious!
    I love to cook beans into chili!

  151. I love making a gazillion dishes with beans. My favorite fall/winter ones:

    Winter squash stew with pinto beans
    Vegan Cajun Red Beans and Rice
    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
    and always Cuban Black Beans (with rice and tostones)

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