Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Chili Lime Chicken Salad

Mix up Taco Tuesday with this chicken salad that features corn, black beans, sauteed peppers, and a spicy chili lime dressing!

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Salads are one of the most versatile meals and one of my all-time favorite lunch foods. I could eat salad every single day honestly. Every once in a blue moon, I'll make salad for dinner and I really enjoy making southwest/Tex Mex type of salads on Tuesdays. I just love having corn and black beans in my salad. This particular salad also has a little chili lime ranch dressing that really puts it up on a pedestal for me, a person who doesn't regularly eat or enjoy ranch dressing. This dressing is perfectly seasoned and has the right amount of heat to not overpower the salad, but to give you that little kick that is just perfect for Taco Tuesday.

Chili Lime Chicken Salad #recipe #salad #chicken #lime #maindish

What you need:
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Chili Lime Dressing
  • Fresh lime, sliced into wedges
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Thinly slice chicken lengthwise or pound to make breasts thinner so they cook evenly. Salt and pepper each breast on both sides.
  2. In a wide bowl, stir taco seasoning and flour together. Dredge chicken breasts through the flour mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Then add chicken and allow to cook until browned on one side. Flip and continue cooking until done.
  4. Remove chicken from pan, set aside and let cool. Then slice into strips.
  5. Saute red bell pepper in a skillet over medium-high heat until they are tender. Set aside and let cool.
  6. When chicken and peppers have cooled, divide lettuce between serving dishes. Add peppers, corn, beans, and tomatoes. Top with chicken and salad dressing. Serve with lime wedge and cilantro, if desired.
Recipe from The Recipe Critic

Chili Lime Chicken Salad #recipe #salad #chicken #lime #maindish

This Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad is great just like this chili lime chicken salad - however, it is not on a bed of lettuce. Instead, it has a salad composed of chickpeas, corn, and tomato. I've been dying to try this Chili Lime Chicken from Rasa Malaysia for months now. Every time it comes to the day I'm going to make it, something comes up and we don't have it. Hopefully, I'll be making it soon!


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