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Santa fe chicken salad in white bowl with fork and lime

Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing

Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing is a fresh, hearty salad packed with black beans, roasted corn and tortilla strips tossed with a zesty lime dressing! {GF}

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  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts about 1 - 1.5 pounds
  • 3 teaspoons Homemade taco seasoning or your favorite store bought seasoning
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 green onions white and green parts, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup black beans rinsed and drained (use canned or my [Easy Instant Pot Black Beans])
  • 1 large corn cob husks and silks removed (or about 1 cup of thawed frozen corn)
  • 1 avocado seeded and diced
  • Serve with grated cheese fresh cilantro, lime wedges, and tortilla strips if desired

For the dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup may substitute with honey
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with the taco seasoning.  Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat the grill to medium and cook the chicken breast about 8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  Remove from heat, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • While the chicken cooks, place the corn on the grill and cook on all sides, turning every 3-4 minutes or until blackened.  Remove from heat and cut the corn from the cob when cool enough to handle.
  • Place the lettuce, green onions, cherry tomatoes, black beans, roasted corn, avocado, and cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Toss together gently, and serve on plates. Top with the chicken and tortilla strips.

Prepare the dressing:

  • Place all salad ingredients in a small jar, cover and shake until combined.  Drizzle the desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!


  • Total time above includes grilling chicken and corn. You may prep the chicken and corn in advance or you may also opt to use leftover or rotisserie chicken and thawed frozen corn to make meal prep even faster!
  • You will more than likely have dressing leftover.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 452kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 172mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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