Grilled Southwest Chicken Salad
A grilled southwest chicken salad your taste buds will love! This full meal big salad is packed with southwestern flavor from the cilantro lime chicken and chipotle ranch dressing. Loads of fresh veggies, including juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, fiber-rich black beans, and roasted corn are what make this a healthy salad. This easy recipe will become one of your favorite salads to meal prep, or serve to a crowd!
Combine 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro, sea salt, and chili powder in a large bowl. Add the chicken into the marinade ingredients for 30 minutes, or in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.
To grill the chicken, heat a barbeque to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook on the first side for 10 minutes, flip, and cook another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Set aside to cool, and then dice into bite-size pieces.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Add the corn to a rimmed baking sheet, and drizzle ½ tbsp olive oil on it, along with a pinch of sea salt. Stir and roast for 15-20 minutes, until the corn is beginning to get a little golden color on it. Set aside to cool.
To make the chipotle ranch dressing combine the dressing ingredients into a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and aside until ready to use.
In individual bowls or a large serving bowl, add the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, diced chicken, roasted corn, sliced avocado, green onion, and cilantro. Drizzle with the creamy dressing and toss to combine. Enjoy this great recipe!
Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 1315mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg