What a difference black beans make…

11 May

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Wowsas! What a difference black beans make… and pico de gallo, and following directions. LOL

As some of you may know a few days ago I was very excited about trying a copycat recipe for Chilli’s Margarita Grilled Chicken because I love it so much! Well needless to say it did not go well. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to grilling it I was starving and pressed for time. I forgot to make the pico de gallo and I just opened a can of black beans. Then rushed off to get a kid from her music lesson. I came home to an unimpressed family and a bunch of leftover chicken. I ate mine hurriedly and slapped a spoonful of salsa on top in an attempt to add some pizzaz to the flavorless dish. Don’t make this mistake! The next day for lunch I realized I also had a copycat recipe for Chilli’s black beans and wondered why I didn’t use it the night before especially since I wanted to make my family love black beans as much as I do. I made some pico de gallo and the Chilli’s copycat black bean recipe to go along with my leftover chicken. Wow! It was ten times better! Just for good measure I took a couple of chicken breasts and marinated them to grill while I made tonight’s dinner so I could try it all done right together. I followed the Chilli’s copycat recipe for Margarita Grilled Chicken again which is really very simple (I don’t know how I managed to mess it up the first time). I absolutely loved it! Now it’s been awhile since I’ve been to Chilli’s and I’m sure it’s probably missing something but its definitely going in the rotation. Except for the time involved in making pico de gallo it is a very simple meal to make. We almost always need or want pico de gallo anyways so I don’t mind. Have you tried this recipe or the dish at Chilli’s?

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