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Southwestern Chicken Sald

This Southwestern Chicken Salad is an easy and hearty main dish salad that is packed full of healthy ingredients creating loads of flavor. This salad is going to be a new favorite dinner salad the whole family is going to enjoy!
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: southwest avocado chicken salad, southwestern chicken salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Heather


  • 6 baked cumin chicken breasts
  • 3 heads romaine hearts, chopped
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 cup shredded co-jack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • Prepare the baked cumin chicken.
  • While the chicken is baking, prepare the salad ingredients. Chop the romaine hearts, drain and rinse the black beans, and take out frozen corn to thaw.
  • Dice the roma tomatoes and avocados, shred the co-jack cheese and chop the cilantro.
  • Serve the salad ingredients in bowls so everyone can make their own salad, or arrange it all on a large platter.
  • Once the chicken is done, slice it and place on a plate or in the center of the platter.
  • Top with your favorite dressings. Chipotle ranch, avocado ranch, Greek goddess, cilantro lime vinaigrette, or western dressings are all delicious options.
  • For some crunch: add croutons or crushed tortilla chips to the salad.


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 1151mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg
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