Texan grilled chicken with cowboy beans

Texan grilled chicken with cowboy beans

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 60ml (¼cup) barbecue marinade
  • 1 tbs malt vinegar
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 3½ tsp ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 (about 1.2kg) chicken quarters
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 rashers shortcut bacon, chopped (Optional)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp chopped fresh coriander root & stem
  • 400g can of corn kernels
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 400g can bean mix, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Baby coriander leaves, to serve



  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced and line a baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Combine the barbecue marinade, vinegar, Tabasco, 1 tsp of the ground cumin and 1 garlic clove in a large glass bowl.
  3. Add the chicken and turn to coat.
  4. Drain excess marinade from chicken, reserving marinade. Spray chicken well with oil.
  5. Braai, turning, for 4-6 minutes or until charred. Transfer to lined dish.
  6. Spoon over reserved marinade. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in onion, coriander, and remaining cumin and garlic for 2-3 minutes or until soft.
  9. Stir in corn for 2 minutes.
  10. Stir in tomato, beans and sugar. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
  11. Uncover and simmer for 3 minutes until mixture thickens. Season.
  12. Divide beans among bowls and top with the chicken.
  13. Sprinkle with coriander.
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