Chicken Fiesta Salad - a Flavorful and Refreshing Mexican-inspired Dish

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Chicken Fiesta Salad - a Flavorful and Refreshing Mexican-inspired Dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 13, 2024

This Chicken Fiesta Salad is a vibrant and zesty Mexican-inspired dish that will satisfy your cravings for something flavorful and refreshing. It combines tender grilled chicken, crisp vegetables, and a tangy dressing for a delicious and healthy meal. With its vibrant colors and bold flavors, this salad is perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick weeknight dinner. Make this easy recipe in just a few simple steps and enjoy a burst of fiesta flavors on your plate!

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup tortilla strips
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the chicken breasts with the spice mixture on both sides.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts and rub to coat well.
  5. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  6. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  7. Slice the chicken into thin strips.
  8. In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, black beans, sliced red onion, and chopped cilantro.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, lime juice, honey, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  10. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the ingredients evenly.
  11. Divide the salad into serving plates.
  12. Top each plate with sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, and sliced grilled chicken.
  13. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • The word 'fiesta' means party in Spanish, and this Chicken Fiesta Salad is definitely a party of flavors.
  • Grilling the chicken adds a delicious smoky flavor to the salad.
  • Using Greek yogurt in the dressing adds a creamy and tangy element to the dish.
  • The combination of fresh vegetables, beans, and grilled chicken makes this salad a nutritious and satisfying meal.