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Chipotle-Rubbed Chicken Salad

Chipotle-Rubbed Chicken Salad

with Pico de Gallo & Avocado

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This upgraded burrito bowl will have you ditching your favourite Mexican takeout—we promise! Smoky chipotle chili powder and lime zest team up for an intensely flavourful coating on lightly charred chicken. Oregano-scented black beans and homemade pico de gallo are what truly sets this dinner apart.

Tags:Dairy freeGluten freeSpicyNut free
Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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1 unit

Black Beans

113 unit

Red Onion

1 unit

Jalapeño

113 g

Grape Tomatoes

7 g

Cilantro

340 g

Chicken Breasts

1 tsp

Chipotle Powder

1 unit

Lime

1 tsp

Dried Oregano

1 tsp

Roasted Cumin, ground

1 unit

Avocado

200 g

Romaine Lettuce

Not included in your delivery

unit

Oil*

unit

Salt*

unit

Pepper*

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1

Prep: Wash and dry all produce. Quarter the grape tomatoes. Finely chop the cilantro. Zest and juice the lime. Mince the jalapeño (remove the seeds and ribs if you prefer less heat). Drain and rinse the black beans.

Season the chicken
Season the chicken
2

In a small bowl, mix together the chipotle chili powder, a drizzle of oil, the lime zest, and a large pinch of salt. Rub the mixture onto the chicken breasts, coating them on all sides.

Cook the onions and beans
Cook the onions and beans
3

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add ¾ of the red onion and cook, tossing, 5 minutes, until softened. Add the black beans, cumin, and dried oregano and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a medium bowl.

4

Heat another drizzle of oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook 4-5 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through. (TIP: Inserting a thermometer into the cooked chicken should display an internal temperature of 175°F.) Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

5

Make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together ¾ of the lime juice, 2 tbsp oil and half the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

Make the pico de gallo
Make the pico de gallo
6

Make the pico de gallo: In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, remaining red onion, remaining cilantro, remaining lime juice, and as much jalapeño as you dare. Season with salt and pepper.

Prep the rest of the ingredients
Prep the rest of the ingredients
7

Halve, pit and slice the avocado in the peel. Scoop out slices with a spoon. Thinly slice the chicken breasts.

8

Assemble: Mound the romaine onto plates and top with the black bean mixture, sliced chicken and pico de gallo. Place avocado slices to each side and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!