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Chipotle Southwest Chicken Salad recipe

Chipotle Southwest Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • CHICKEN:
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1 small Chicken Breast
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 C. Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1 Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • SALAD:
  • 1 1/2 C. Semi Packed Romain Chopped
  • Half a Tomato Diced
  • 1/2 Cob of Corn Grilled (optional)
  • 1/2 Avacado Sliced
  • 1/4 C. Black Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1/4 Red Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 1/2 lime optional
  • 3 sprigs cilantro optional

Instructions

  1. Chicken:
  2. 1) Combine the first 6 ingredients and mix together for the seasoning. Sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken giving it an even coat and rub it in.
  3. 2) Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice chicken.
  4. Dressing:
  5. 1) Combine all ingredients and stir until well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  6. For the Salad:
  7. 1) Place the lettuce in a bowl and top with all remaining ingredients including the sliced chicken.
  8. 2) Pour desired amount dressing over the salad.
  9. 3) Toss salad and serve! (Squeeze lime over top if desired.)
  10. TIPS:
  11. - Let the chicken get closer to room temperature for even cooking. Cold chicken in a hot skillet can lead to a well cooked outside before the inside is done.
  12. - If your chicken breast is thick then cook it in a skillet for 5-6 minutes per side and finish it in the oven at 350 degrees, for roughly 7-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. Remove the chicken and rest for 5-10 minutes.