Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad – Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com



Juicy, bit spicy, super moist oven grilled Chipotle Chicken – perfect for salads, tacos, enchiladas, and so on and so forth! It’s so delicious!

Hi Hey Hello!

How’s it going, friends? Remember, it’s Wednesday… we’re half way to the weekend!!

Speaking of… I got a little ahead of myself and thought that Mother’s Day was this coming Sunday. Turns out, it’s not.

I was all prepared with serving you breakfast fares and boozy drinks these next couple of days, but I guess I’ll pull those off the shelf and wait until next week. I was also very much prepared to open up some gifts… dang it! Have to wait 10 more days.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Also?? After taking these pictures, I told my husband I was going house hunting for a place with windows all around every wall. I am tired of these rainy days, but annoyed by the lack of light in the house, especially when it’s grey and dreary outside.

So, now that you’re caught up with all my struggles and complaints – world problems, right? –  we can talk salads! AND oven grilled chicken!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

OVEN GRILLED CHICKEN

I have to tell you this. My Mama thought I was a genius when she saw how I “grilled” chicken at home.

But, let’s track back a bit. My Mom cooks Macedonian food, exclusively. She doesn’t need grill pans, and laughs at the idea of owning a waffle maker. She’s quite happy with flipping crepes every weekend. Thus, when she had a bite of my oven-grilled chipotle chicken, she was very surprised that I hadn’t cooked it on the grill.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Can you guess what I got her for Mother’s Day?! Cast Iron Grill Pan. If you don’t have one, get it.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

  • Let’s welcome chipotle and chicken to the table. Let’s pound down the chicken and throw it in a bag to meet up with its almost destiny.
  • Then, 6 minutes on the stovetop, 20 minutes in the oven, and we have our perfectly tender, juicy and extremely flavorful piece of meat. Wam bam thank you ma’am!
  • Cut it up, layer it on top of some greens, throw in a few corn kernels, slices of avocado, fresh tomatoes, cheese, a drizzle of LIGHT Salad Dressing and we’re done!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

This can be dinner, this can be lunch, this can be your new favorite grilled chicken salad.

ENJOY!

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Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad - Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad

Katerina | Diethood
Oven grilled chicken seasoned with chipotle powder and tossed with all your favorite southwestern fixings. An incredibly delicious salad with a bite!
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 (4-ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups salad greens
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 avocado , diced
  • 2 to 3 fresh tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • Click Here for a variety of Homemade Salad Dressings

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness; do not pound thin.
  • In a large ziploc bag, combine chipotle powder, cumin, salt and chicken; close bag and using your hands, massage the seasonings around the chicken pieces. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Grease a grill pan with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook for 4 minutes; flip, and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Place grill pan in the oven and cook for 18 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the salad.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss together salad greens, corn kernels, diced avocados and chopped tomatoes.
  • Cut up the chicken and layer it on top of salad.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Toss with your favorite b][salad dressing[/b].
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 304 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 78 mg | Sodium: 710 mg | Potassium: 864 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 1230 IU | Vitamin C: 21 mg | Calcium: 141 mg | Iron: 1.8 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American/Southwest
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, chicken salad, grilled chicken
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11 comments on “Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad”

  1. My husband and I made this for dinner tonight — absolute success! We diced and cooked the chicken in a pan, and added fresh red onion & salsa and it was perfect! Thanks for a great meal idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      That’s awesome!! Thank YOU! This is the way I make grilled chicken throughout the winter. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Laura | Petite Allergy Treats

    This salad is beautiful! You’d never know they was a cloud in the sky with these photos. Pinned.

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    Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Um, OBSESSING over here! This salad is everything I want in life and MORE. Seriously, who even needs Panera anymore when you can make salads like this at home?! I need this in my life today. Gorgeous photos too, Kate! Pinned. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I love salads like this! Anything with chipotle is a huge favorite around here! And I want one of those pans too!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Arg, I wish my house had more natural light! The kitchen window does well on cloudy days, but I have so little room in there as is! This salad looks soooo good, I cannot wait to make it for my sister!

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    amanda @ fake ginger

    I need that pan! It totally looks like you grilled the chicken. The whole salad looks delicious!

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft

    I really do need a cast iron grill pan – I have no idea why I haven’t gotten one already because I know I’d use it often. This salad looks completely delicious and perfect for the warmer months ahead.

  8. This looks super delicious! I eat salads for lunch almost every day so I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try. Any anything that involves avocado is always a bonus ๐Ÿ˜‰

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