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corn, black beans, salad, tomato, and chicken breast in a clear glass bowl

Southwestern Chicken Salad

zesty chicken salad with a hint of spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2, 8 ounce skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ lime juice of
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups of salad mix
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • ½ cup black beans rinsed
  • ½ cup whole kernel corn
  • ¼ cup cilantro


  • Drizzle the chicken breasts with lime juice and olive oil and season with the spices.
  • Add the chicken to a zip lock bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, up to 24 hours.
  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Cook the chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes each side.
  • Allow the chicken to cool for 5-10 minutes. Place the chicken, horizontally, on a cutting surface and slice into pieces.
  • Place the salad mix in a bowl. Top with chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cilantro.
  • Drizzle with salad dressing.