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Fiesta Lime Chicken Salad with Chipotle Dressing

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Easy fiesta lime chicken salad with chipotle dressing is perfect for healthy dinners on busy weeknights and summer grilling!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced (I used a combination of red, yellow, and orange)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 ear yellow corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain fat free greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • juice of 1 lime, plus additional lime wedges for squeezing
  • 1 sliced jalapeno, seeded (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese (you can also use crumbled feta cheese)
  • chopped cilantro, for topping
  • Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, and season with 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon cumin. Grill or cook on the stove in a greased skillet over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice and set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor combine mayo, milk, greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, lime juice, and remaining cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  • Assemble salads with lettuce on the bottom and top with chicken, tomatoes, peppers, jalapeƱos, avocado, cheese, and corn (see note). Drizzle with dressing and serve with lime wedges for serving.
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