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Fiesta Lime Chicken Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Easy fiesta lime chicken salad with chipotle dressing is perfect for healthy dinners on busy weeknights and summer grilling!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chipotle, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

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.

Notes

I grilled my corn because I love love grilled corn. If you want to grill yours, just brush your corn with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes, turning throughout til some of the kernels are blackened.