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Monday, July 21, 2014

Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad

This is a sponsored post.  I received free product and compensation in exchange for recipe development using Perdue Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts.  The recipes, recipe photos, and all opinions are 100% mine.

Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad: Quick and easy dinner option featuring  Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts #chicken #perfectportions

Summer is the perfect time for salads!!  I often make salads with lots of veggies and a protein in the summetime for a quick and easy dinner option when the temperatures are soring.  This Southwest Mesquite Chicken Salad is super easy to put together with the help of Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts.  The fresh skinless, boneless chicken breasts are individually portioned and packaged with a delicious mesquite grille flavor marinade and there is absolutely no need for any other seasoning!  Cook up one chicken breast and store the rest in the easy-close resealable zipper bag for another time or make the entire bag, you decide!   Since they are perfectly portioned, they are ready when you are!



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This Southwest Mesquite Chicken Salad starts with a veggie-bean mixture which can be made when you are ready to assemble the salads or ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to use it.  It's flavors complement the flavor of the Mesquite Grille marinade of the chicken perfectly.

Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad: Quick and easy dinner option featuring  Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts #chicken #perfectportions

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Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad
A quick and easy salad made with Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 12 cups butter lettuce mix or green of your choice
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • For veggie-bean mixture:
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup corn (canned or cooked and cooled frozen)
  • 1/2 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced (remove rib and seeds for milder flavor)
  • 2 green onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 4 ounces bottled ranch dressing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the veggie-bean mixture by combining diced tomato, corn, cucumber, red onion, black beans, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, green onion and cilantro to a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet or grill pan on med-high. Grill chicken breasts until done. About 5 minutes per side. Slice and and keep warm.
  3. Evenly divide lettuce between 4 plates. Divide veggie-bean mixture between 4 plates and put on top of the lettuce.
  4. Divide cheese between 4 plates and sprinkle over the lettuce.
  5. Top the cheese with chicken and avocado slices evenly between all 4 plates.
  6. Drizzle each salad evenly with ranch dressing, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: salad, chicken, avocado, dinner, cheese, southwest

An original recipe developed for Perdue® by Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Servings - 4   Serving Size - 1/4th of recipe   Points Plus Per Serving - 9 Points+
Calories -372.9,   Total Fat - 14.2g,   Carb. - 22.2g,   Protein - 40.5g,   Fiber - 8.6g

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8 comments:

  1. This salad looks GORGEOUS! I love the flavors and the mesquite chicken! I also like that there are no hormones or steroids added to the chicken. It makes me feeling better about buying that brand of chicken.

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  2. So pretty, I love Southwestern salads! I'll have to try this mesquite chicken....

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  3. This is a gorgeous looking salad and so simple! Love it! Thanks for sharing! Pinned too!

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  4. So many wonderful flavors! I need to give that chicken a try. Thanks for sharing all that great info and this amazing recipe!!

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  5. It is still morning here and I am already hungry for your salad! So colorful, healthy and full of great flavors. Well done!

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  7. Mmmm … we eat salads all.the.time - especially in the summer! Fresh, light … and most importantly … easy!!! Loving this salad, Renee! Southwest is one of my most favorites, so this will totally be on my table - soon! :)

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