Cuban Mojo Chicken With Mandarin-Black Bean Salad

Mix up the Mandarin-Black Bean Salad while the chicken marinates.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Stand: 20 Minutes


1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (5-ounce)boneless, skinless chicken breasts
no-stick cooking spray
Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, lime wedges


Combine first 7 ingredients in a zip-top freezer bag or shallow dish; add chicken. Cover or seal, and let stand 20 minutes.

Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from skillet, and keep warm.

Wipe skillet clean. Add reserved marinade, and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring often.

Cut chicken diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spoon Mandarin-Black Bean Salad in center of 4 serving plates. Arrange chicken slices around salad, and drizzle chicken evenly with warm marinade. Garnish, if desired.