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Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Houston food blogger shares a southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe.

One of our favorite things to do when the weather is nice is to hit up our local farmer’s market for fresh greens & produce. When we first got married, Patrick and I would go every single Saturday! These days, as busy parents, our visits are few and far between. But when we do go, we go all out! I love grabbing whatever looks colorful and delicious enough to toss together in a big summer salad. For a heartier salad, grilled chicken is a must! As I’m addicted to all things Tex-Mex & Southwestern-inspired, it is no surprise that I’m teaming up with La Vaquita Cheese once again to share an oh-so-tasty Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe!

Southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe. Easy salad recipes.

Houston food blogger shares a southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe.

Southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe. Easy salad recipes.

Southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe. Easy salad recipes.

Southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe. Easy salad recipes.

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning (or any southwestern inspired seasoning of your choice)
  • For the Salad:
  • Head of Leafy Green Lettuce
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • Small Handful of Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of La Vaquita Queso Fresco Crumbling Cheese
  • 1 Avocado
  • Crunchy Tortilla Strips
  • For the Salad Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tbs Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup of Avocado
  • 1 tsp. White Vinegar
  • 1 Bag of Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • OR add a pinch of: garlic powder, dill, onion powder & dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Chicken
  2. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and then sprinkle with taco seasoning & salt + pepper.
  3. Grill on medium heat for 5-6 minutes on both sides, or until cooked through.
  4. Salad
  5. Toss diced mango, red pepper and onions in a bowl full of lettuce. Top with avocado slices, tortilla strips, cherry tomatoes and chopped fresh cilantro.
  6. Salad Dressing
  7. Mash 1 avocado in a bowl. Add sour cream, mayo, vinegar & seasoning. Mix together and drizzle all over your colorful salad.
  8. Don't forget to add as much [La Vaquita Queso Fresco/http://lavaquitacheese.com/] as your heart desires! (For me, that's quite a bit!) 😉
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Houston food blogger shares a southwestern grilled chicken summer salad recipe.

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Eating healthy & making nutritious meals is more important to me than ever now that I have a little one to think about. So I just love whipping up big colorful salads like this one for lunch & dinner. It’s so much fun to have Annie sit and watch me in the kitchen while I cook too. I’ll pick up an avocado or tomato and show it to her saying, “AVVOOOCAAADOO” or as I’m crumbling the cheese I’ll say, “Say cheeeeeese, Annie!” She isn’t quite sure what her mama’s doing, but it’s entertaining her nonetheless!

I’ve had a blast these past few months teaming up with La Vaquita Cheese and creating fun new recipes around their Queso Fresco. The crumbling cheese is so fun to top on any dish, and what’s not to love about a bit of extra cheese? You can see my recipe for Mexican Street Corn Dip & Texas-Style Queso Dip in these blog posts too. They make great dishes to bring to any summer party!

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful start to your weekend!

xo, alice

photos by Lauren Rathbun

Thank you to La Vaquita Cheese for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks to you guys for supporting the brands that make Lone Star Looking Glass possible. *Also thank you to On Point Custom Homes for letting us shoot in this fabbbbulous kitchen!

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  • This kitchen is stunning and the salad looks delicious! I love a good hearty salad, I’m gonna have to check out this cheese!

  • This looks delicious!! I love summer salads – so yummy!

  • Sarah Tucker

    I know what’s for dinner tonight! and y’all look adorable!!

  • Nita Batra

    That looks so good! And I love how you can print the recipe– genius!

  • birdieshoots

    Summer salads are my absolute favorite — especially when they involve avocado!

    Birdie Shoots

  • Dawn Princess Darnell

    Girl this salad looks so good! Plus it’s perfect for the summer!

  • Sara

    This salad looks so tasty and refreshing, definitely going to borrow this recipe!

    xo, Sara

  • My husband would love this!

  • My goodness this looks good!! And that cutie on your hip .. swoon!

    -Morgan
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  • Greta Hollar

    This sounds like such a great dinner! I love chicken. Annie is getting so big! She is such a cutie.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com