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Healthy, Easy, Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing.  Sub MEXICAN TOFU for the Chicken for a vegan version!

Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Quinoa

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main, Salad, Chicken, Vegan Adaptable
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Healthy, Easy, Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing.  Sub MEXICAN TOFU for the Chicken for a vegan version!


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Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of Mexican Grilled Chipotle Chicken (or Sub MEXICAN TOFU)
  • 1 ear corn, shucked
  • 1  red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 46 scallions, whole
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 11.5 cups cooked quinoa ( or use this Everyday Quinoa Recipe -it’s good here!)
  • 23 cups arugula (or other baby green)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • optional garnishes: queso fresco cheese, lime wedges

Chipotle Lime Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave ( if you rather leave this out, cut lime juice down to 2 tablespoons, add more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼½  teaspoon ground chipotle powder, more to taste

Instructions

Pre-heat grill to medium high.

Grill the chicken according to directions. (Click the link).

Brush the red bell pepper halves, ear of corn and scallions with olive oil ( or use olive oil spray) and grill until tender and grill marks appear, about 5-8 minutes.  Alternately, bake the tofu, following those instructions).

Cut the kernels off the corn, slice the bell pepper,  slice the avocado, cut the cherry tomatoes in half.

Slice the chicken if using.

Make the dressing by whisking all together in a small bowl.

Assemble the bowls. Divide and layer the quinoa and arugula, then arrange the grilled chicken ( or tofu) grilled corn, grilled peppers, sliced avocado and tomatoes around the bowl.

Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper ( especially avocado, corn and tomatoes)

Top with cilantro and any of the other garnishes you like.

Spoon the Chipotle Lime dressing over top (you may not need all).

Enjoy these immediately or pack this away for a delicious take-away meal on the go!!!


Keywords: Grilled Chicken Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe, Mexican Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad with Quinoa, Healthy Chicken Salad,

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