Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing


Southwestern chicken salad with creamy cilantro dressing is 1000x more delicious, fresher, and healthier than any restaurant salad at a fraction of the price. This southwestern chicken salad is no different. It’s healthy, light and fresh topped with warm spicy chicken and a creamy cilantro dressing. This creamy delicious dressing is beyond this world. It’s made with 3 simple ingredients (sour-cream, cilantro, and lime) yet it packs an explosion of flavor and is the perfect accompaniment to this yummy salad.

INGREDIENTS

For the chicken:
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime reserve other half for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the Salad:
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro for topping
Creamy Cilantro Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup sour-cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro with stems
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a medium ziplock bag, place the chicken breasts, taco seasoning, cumin, salt, lime juice and olive oil. Shake until fully combine and chicken is coated. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes or up to 2 days in advance. 
  2. To cook chicken: heat a heavy skillet to medium/high heat (Be sure the skillet is very hot before adding chicken). Add 1 teaspoon oil of choice to skillet. Place the chicken on skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Allow to rest in pan for at least 5 minutes before cutting. 
  3. To make the dressing: Place the sour-cream (or greek yogurt), cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a blender or food processor. Pulse for a few seconds or just until the cilantro is fully chopped.
  4. Please visit Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing for full instructions.

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