Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad



Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad

Picture this: a vibrant, flavor-packed salad that transports you straight to the heart of the Southwest. Our Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad is a delightful fusion of crunchy, spicy, and refreshing ingredients that will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side until fully cooked.
  4. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cheddar cheese, and cilantro.
  6. Top the salad with the sliced chicken.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing and BBQ sauce.
  8. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  9. Serve your Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad with lime wedges for an extra burst of flavor.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Our Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad is a delightful fusion of crunchy, spicy, and refreshing ingredients that will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 380, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 680mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 7g

Picture yourself savoring every bite of this Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad—a harmony of textures and flavors that will make your taste buds dance. Whether it’s a quick weeknight dinner or a special gathering, this salad is a crowd-pleaser that captures the essence of the Southwest. So, go ahead, indulge in this culinary journey, and let your taste buds take flight with our Crispy Southwest Chicken Salad.

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