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 !
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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (841g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 479 (55%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 53.2g||71 %|
|Saturated Fat 16g||80 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 27.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6.4g|
|Cholesterol 115.4mg||36 %|
|Sodium 1244.5mg||43 %|
|Potassium 2029.8mg||53 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 61.8g||18 %|
|Dietary Fiber 17.6g||71 %|
|Sugars, other 44.2g|
|Protein 46.5g||66 %|
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Calories per serving: 870
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Valerie411So good!! Added corn and tasted great!1m ago
projectjunkieLoved the chicken but the sauce wasn't edible. I followed the recipe exactly, way too much cumin....completely overpowered everything else. I was relieved I kept in on the side.11m ago
GRCntwrksThis 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!3y ago
Rockstar89The flavours were really nice, however it was a little too spicy to fully enjoy. I will make again but with less chilli powder.3y ago
Chelle0069Due to rain we couldn't grill but loved it!4y ago
d555Absolutely 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.4y ago
marybradshawMarinated it, then used the dressing to glaze while grilling...DELICIOUS! I used boneless skinless chicken tenders.4y ago
MacsmamaI 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.4y ago
melissacruzI loved this! The dressing and chicken were delicious4y ago