Easy southwestern chicken salad with cilantro lime dressing that's a great weeknight dinner or easy dinner recipe!
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Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

A simple southwestern salad recipe with Tex-Mex grilled chicken and a creamy cilantro lime dressing.
Servings: 1
Calories: 929kcal
Author: BritniV

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce , chopped
  • 1 red pepper , cut into strips
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 1/4 cup pre-cut red cabbage shreds
  • 1/4 cup tortilla strips
  • 2 Tbs crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 avocado , cut (optional - cut this right when you're making your salad)
  • 1 piece of Tex-Mex grilled chicken (recipe below)
  • Cilantro lime dressing (recipe below)

For the Chicken

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 2 T water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle chicken powder (optional)

Instructions

For the Salad

  • Cut all veggies and mix together into a salad.
  • Top with cheese, avocado, tortilla strips, and chicken.
  • Drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.

For the Chicken

  • Salt both sides of your chicken.
  • Mix all ingredients together in Ziploc Storage Gallon bag.
  • Add chicken and allow to marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Notes

*Amounts listed in the directions is dependent on how much you personally like in your salad
**I've written this recipe for 1 serving, but I highly recommend making more and storing it to eat later in the week as written in this blog post.

Nutrition

Calories: 929kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 2565mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 184.7% | Vitamin C: 262.2% | Calcium: 24.5% | Iron: 30.4%