Monday, August 30, 2010

Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad

Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad

1 cup salsa
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about a pound)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
6 cups mixed greens
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium oranges, peeled and sliced
2 green onions

Mix salsa, 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Set aside. Sprinkle the chicken with chili powder and brush with remaining oil. Heat grill to medium and cook chicken for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Slice chicken into strips. Divide up salad greens onto 4 plates. Top with chicken, beans, and oranges. Sprinkle on the onions and pour on the salsa.

The time to prepare this meal can be cut down to practically nothing by buying grilled chicken out of the deli section at the grocery store, they even have a southwest flavor grilled chicken! Just heat it up before serving. The oranges were a little out of place in this salad, next time they will be nixed. This salad is a great flavorful light dish!

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