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Black Bean and Chicken Stew Recipe

Chicken Feijoada

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 65 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings

This Chicken Feijoada is delicious! Feijoada or black bean and meat stew is traditionally made with pork and beef, and is a national dish in both Portugal and Brazil. It is made all over the...



    4 strips turkey bacon, sliced

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    ½ pound boneless chicken thighs, diced

    ½ pound spicy chicken sausage, diced

    2 cups diced onions

    2 tablespoons minced garlic

    2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

    ½ teaspoon curry powder

    1 bunch kale, chopped

    salt and pepper to taste

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Nutrition Facts


676 cals


35 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

15 g


54 g


6 g


20 g


39 g


1183 mg


  1. In a medium pot, over medium heat, add bacon. Cook for about 10 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to plate and hold.
  2. In the same pot over medium heat add olive oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove from pot and hold.
  3. Add chicken sausage to same pot over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add onions and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add curry powder and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the chicken and bacon back to the pot. Add black beans and 6 cups water. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add kale and wilt, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot in a bowl or over cooked brown rice.

Chef Tips

If you don’t want to use any kind of bacon, to get the flavor you can add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika to the pot in step 3 along with the curry powder.

You can use turkey sausage instead of chicken, and a mix of turkey and chicken meat

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