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Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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My favorite season is spring , ahh i really like the smell of spring !! I’m thinking barbeques, cold drinks, yoghurt, and plenty of salads. one in every of my favorite foods to eat throughout spring is salads as a result of they're lightweight and filling. Plus, they create you're feeling superb within and out.


This southwestern salad is not any totally different. It’s healthy, lightweight and contemporary topped with heat spicy chicken and a creamy cilantro dressing. This creamy delicious dressing is on the far side this world. It’s created with three easy ingredients (sour-cream, cilantro, and lime) however it packs an explosion of flavor and is that the good accompaniment to the current tasteful dish.

Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe
This southwestern salad is not any totally different. It’s healthy, lightweight and contemporary topped with heat spicy chicken and a creamy cilantro dressing.



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. To Assemble: Place the chopped romaine lettuce on the bottom of a salad plate. Top with avocado, chopped tomatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro, and sliced chicken. Top with cold creamy cilantro dressing just before serving. Enjoy!


Recipe Adapted : Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing @ gimmedelicious

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