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southwestern chicken & black bean salad

Recipe by
Kathy Williams
Rock Hill, SC

I found the bean salad in a weight watchers cook book. I only changed a few ingredients for my taste. Serve with tortilla chips if you like.

yield 6 -8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southwestern chicken & black bean salad

  • 1 can
    black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 c
    roasted red peppers diced
  • 1/2 c
    corn kernels cooked
  • 1/2
    red onion finely chopped
  • 4
    scallions finely chopped
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper seeded, deviened, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    southwest seasoning
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lime, small
  • 1 tsp
    fennel, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4-8
    chicken breast, thighs
  • 2 Tbsp
    southwest seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • salad greens
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • low fat sour cream
  • low fat cheddar cheese

How To Make southwestern chicken & black bean salad

  • 1
    BEAN SALAD: In a large glass bowl combine the first 12 ingredients. Toss to combine. Cover and let stand for at least a hour.
  • 2
    Mix oil and southwest seasoning in a small bowl. Brush mixture on one side of chicken. Heat a skillet or non-stick pan to medium heat. Add chicken seasoned side down and cook for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile brush the rest of the seasoning/oil mixture on the other side of chicken. Cook until chicken is done. Cool and slice into bite size pieces.
  • 3
    Assembly: On individual plates or bowls add a layer of salad greens, 1/4 cup of bean salad, and chicken. Add guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

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