Chipotle Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Mango Dressing will have you actually craving salad! The tender, juicy fiestalicious chicken, the harmony of crunchy veggies, salty sunflower seeds and crispy tortilla strips all sprinkled with buttery Monterrey Jack Cheese and doused in sweet, tangy and refreshing Honey Lime Mango Dressing.
Since we just indulged in Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese, I thought it was time we indulge in salad! Its not the creamy, cheesy style indulgence but rather the texture packed, harmony of sweet, tangy and spicy style indulgence, and I call it Chipotle Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Mango Dressing. This Chipotle Chicken Salad is all about the chicken and the dressing – with plenty of crunchy filler to go along with it. Some of you might already be a fan of my Easy All Purpose Chipotle Chicken so some of you might already be getting giddy over this Chipotle Chicken Salad. If you haven’t tried this fiesta of flavor yet, let me make the introductions so you too can get giddy…
This Chipotle Chicken is bathed in a wet rub of olive oil and a splash of lime juice mixed with the aromatic Mexican spice blend of chipotle chili powder, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder.
Depending on your time, you can cook the chicken right away after slathering it with the rub or wait 30 minutes or better yet, let it marinate a few hours. I’ve included both stovetop and grill directions, so no matter your time frame or preferred cooking method, this juicy, tender, chicken will create an explosion of yum in your mouth.
When I thought of what dressing would pair perfectly with the smoky heat of this chicken, I instantly thought of refreshing, creamy mango. The sweetness of the mango enhanced with honey, balanced with tangy lime swirled with canola oil creates a match made in flavor, texture heaven.
Drizzle this chilled creamy refreshing Honey Lime Mango Dressing all over your chopped lettuce, fresh sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, savory black beans, crunchy cucumbers, crisp red bell peppers, tangy onions, salty sunflower seeds, creamy Monterrey Jack cheese and crispy tortilla strips…I think I got everything….and then make your mind, body and soul very, very happy bite after bite.
Until then. I hope you enjoyed the introduction. Happy cravings.
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