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20-minute Chipotle Chicken Salad

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 461
Protein 46g
Fat 19g
Carbs 27g
Total Time 20 minutes

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20-minute Chipotle Chicken Salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 hearty servings:

  • 10oz (two 5oz) chicken breasts, raw
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Sauce
    • 4oz plain yogurt
    • 4 tablespoons chipotle sauce (sauce from chipotle peppers in adobo)
      • Substitute: aji sauce
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (OR white vinegar)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salad
    • 2 Romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
    • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped (or to taste)
    • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
    • 1 Roma tomato, diced
    • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
    • 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1 medium avocado
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce, then set aside.  If the sauce is too spicy, add teaspoons of water or vinegar until you reach the desired taste.
  2. Season chicken breasts with garlic, cumin and smoked paprika.  Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Once it is hot, spray it with olive oil (or coconut oil) and cook.  Cook on each side for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the outside is seared and the chicken is cooked through and white inside.  Once the chicken has finished cooking, set it aside OUT of the skillet on a plate and let it set before slicing.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the salad along with the sauce.  Gently fold and toss everything together.
  4. Divide the salad in 2 and add a serving of chicken to each and half the avocado.  Remember, if this is for meal prep the next day, DO NOT add the sauce/dressing.  Keep that part separate until you’re ready to enjoy the salad.

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Calories
461
Protein
46g
Fat
19g
Carbs
27g
Sodium
Fiber
10g
Sugar
15g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.