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chicken strips, corn, tomatoes, and black beans set over salad greens in a salad bowl and drizzled with avocado salad dressing
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Southwest Chicken Salad

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
This flavorful Southwest Chicken Salad recipe is made with fresh vegetables, juicy chicken strips and taco seasoning. It's a healthy dinner salad that your family will love!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southwest
Servings: 6
Calories: 229
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (about 12 ounces, total)  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1-inch by 3-inch long strips
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning <-- click for the recipe
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 15 ounces (1 can) corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onions
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • Avocado Lime Dressing <-- click for the recipe

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan set over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken strips with salt, pepper and taco seasoning.
  • Add chicken strips to the hot oil and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Arrange chopped lettuce and baby spinach in a salad bowl.
  • Top lettuce with corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and cooked chicken strips.
  • Add avocado lime dressing and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Notes

Nutritional Information does not include the dressing. See Avocado Lime Dressing recipe for nutritional info.
WW Information DOES include the dressing. 
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 521mg22%
Potassium 819mg23%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 5362IU107%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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