Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grilled Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad

One of the best things about summer is a great salad. I'm not talking about a basic greens and dressing salad. I'm talking about a SALAD. The secret to a good salad is using delicious ingredients you love. And since I love Mexican food, that's what I like my salad to have.


2-3 chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp Heath's Blends Southwest Scorcher seasoning
1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1 cup sweet corn, rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, diced
Ranch dressing
4 uncooked tortillas
Tortilla strips


  1. Pound the chicken until it is about 1/2" thick throught. Lightly coat the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with the Southwest Scorcher seasoning (or any Mexican seasoning).
  2. Grill the chicken on high heat for 6 minutes, then flip and grill for another 6-7 minutes. Remove and let rest for about 3 minutes before slicing into strips.
  3. Combine the lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado in a large bowl. Pour in desired amount of ranch dressing, and toss to mix.
  4. Cook the tortillas according to package instructions.
  5. Plate by piling the salad on top of the tortilla. Top with tortilla strips.

It really is a simple salad that's packed with flavors, and it feels like a full meal rather than a side dish. Want an extra flavor boost? Try drizzling some BBQ sauce over the salad along with the ranch dressing. They're a perfect combo. Happy summer grilling!

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Rachel Langer said...

Oh yum yum yum this looks so good! I am going to make this for my lunch tomorrow.

Rebecca Bryant said...

Oh my gosh that looks delish. I am literally drooling fro a big bite.

Teresa Laura said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I love a great salad. I'll definitely have to try to make this salad ASAP.

Quezzo said...

Yum! Now I want this for lunch tomorrow. I think I have a lot of the ingredients here.

blythe32 said...

The salad looks so good. I love adding avocado to my salads. The creaminess always means I need less dressing.

Amanda Love said...

Grilled chicken will always be one of my favorite toppings on a salad, it's perfect and it completes the meal too. This is a lovely recipe and it's perfect for the summer!

Kami @ FaithfullyMeBlog said...

This looks so easy to make, i'm adding it to my summer salad list. Grilled chicken and avocado you really can't go wrong.

Fun Money Mom Lisa O'Driscoll said...

I love a good salad and this one looks really delicious! The addition of avocado really makes don't see that in a lot of salads but it's sooo good! I definitely want to try your recipe!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

This looks delicious! Even though I don't eat meat, I'll definitely have to try this recipe with faux chicken.

Cara W said...

I love fiesta style salads and yours is surely yummy! Will definitely try your simple but tast recipe. Thanks for sharing!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this salad looks so yummy!!!! I definitely adding this to next weeks dinner menu!

Bianca @ Lady Wiser said...

This salad looks delicious! I'm definitely going try this recipe out , perfect for lite summer meal.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This salad looks so hearty and refreshing. It's the perfect meal to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Ashleigh Walls said...

I love chicken all salad in the summer. This is a delicious looking salad, thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Debra- this looks cool and delicious.
Thank you for joining us and sharing at Thoughts of Home.
We are so glad you are here!

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Sandra Lee said...

Perfect timing, I wanted to make a chopped salad this weekend and I love your recipe!

Emily @ Two Purple Couches said...

This sounds like a salad I'd love! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday!

Sharing Life's Moments said...

This is my kind of salad. I love how it incorporates many of my favorite foods.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

Laura | Food Fun Family said...

This recipe looks amazing! Love that you shared this with the delicious dishes recipe this week!

Hannah Adkins said...

This looks so good! I love making southwest flavor inspired salads. It's really great if you use steak instead of chicken. So good!