Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad - BigOven 174392

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad

Ready in 25 minutes
23 review(s) averaging 4.3. 87% would make again

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A lovely salad with a southwestern flair !

"To Macsmama, the ingredients are repeated b/c they are listed as used. The first set of ingredients refers to what you need to first make the salad dressing. Then, the second set of ingredients are listed and those refer to the actual salad itself which includes the marinade for the chicken. They are listed separately b/c they are used at different times in the recipe."

- CookingPassion

Ingredients

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1/4 cup Lime juice
1/2 cup Fresh cilantro; chopped
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 pound Chicken breast; skinless, boneless
1 bag Tortilla chips
8 ounce Sour cream
8 ounce Salsa
8 ounce Black olives; sliced
2 Tomatoes; chopped
2 Avocado; sliced
4 ounce Cheddar cheese; shredded
4 Lime; wedges
1 large Romaine

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

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Original recipe makes 4 Servings Servings

Preparation

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Make dressing ahead of time to marinate flavors. Refrigerate, but take out of refrigerator as chicken is grilling and let sit out to wait for salad.

To make dressing: Whisk together the 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Add 1/3 cup of oil in a light stream while whisking until emulsified.

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of oil, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Brush all over sides of chicken to coat. Let marinate in refrigerator for an hour. Lightly oil the grate of your grill to prevent sticking. Grill chicken over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink, turning once. Once cooked, let chicken sit for 10 minutes to rest while preparing remaining salad ingredients. Once cooled or brought to warm, slice on the diagonal.

Take out any of your favorite corn tortilla chips, sour cream, salsa, black olives, chopped tomatoes, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar or mexican cheese, lime wedges, and romaine lettuce. Have fun with your Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad bar !

Notes

BigOven Tip: Easily make this ahead of time! The salad, chicken and dressing can be made a day in advance. Dress the salad right before eating.

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photo by melissacruz melissacruz

photo by melissacruz melissacruz

Added avocado to my salad and made some homemade chips!! It was delicious!! photo by ChiliWifey ChiliWifey

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This was a great easy recipe. We ended up marinating for almost two days but my husband who does not care for chicken (calls it 'yard bird') thought this was a GOOD meal! He wants it again!
GRCntwrks 1 year ago
The flavours were really nice, however it was a little too spicy to fully enjoy. I will make again but with less chilli powder.
Rockstar89 1 year ago
Due to rain we couldn't grill but loved it!
Chelle0069 2 years ago
Absolutely delicious but about twice as much dressing as needed. I also found the dressing too tangy from the lime; will use about 2/3rds lime juice next time. I mixed the veg (minus lettuce) with the dressing, put the lettuce on the dish, veg on top and then chicken. I will also add corn and black beans next time, make it a heartier meal.
d555 2 years ago
Marinated it, then used the dressing to glaze while grilling...DELICIOUS! I used boneless skinless chicken tenders.
marybradshaw 2 years ago
I followed the directions as written but was disappointed with the end result. I dressing did taste good on the chicken but didnt taste edible on the salad. It had an overpowering flavor on the salad. I had high hopes but they were never reached. I believe the recipe needs to be reworked a bit.
Macsmama 2 years ago
I loved this! The dressing and chicken were delicious
melissacruz 2 years ago
To Macsmama, the ingredients are repeated b/c they are listed as used. The first set of ingredients refers to what you need to first make the salad dressing. Then, the second set of ingredients are listed and those refer to the actual salad itself which includes the marinade for the chicken. They are listed separately b/c they are used at different times in the recipe.
CookingPassion 2 years ago
This recipe had several repeated ingredients. Typo's or intentional????
Macsmama 2 years ago
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