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Chili Rubbed Chicken Salad

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Indulge in a sensational culinary experience with our Chili Rubbed Chicken Salad. Succulent chicken breast, seasoned with a smoky chili rub, sits atop a bed of crisp lettuce, vibrant peppers, cool cucumbers, and juicy tomatoes. Drizzled with a tangy tomato dressing, this salad is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Serving suggestions/tips:

Serve the Chili Rubbed Chicken Salad as a light and refreshing main course for a healthy lunch or dinner.

Customize the salad by adding additional toppings like avocado, corn kernels, or black beans for extra flavor and nutrition.

For a more filling meal, serve the salad with a side of warm crusty bread or tortilla chips.



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Lunch Easy Chicken Between 200 and 350 Main-Meal Side Moderate Dairy-free high protein low carb gluten-free dairy-free paleo-friendly keto-friendly clean eating healthy salad chicken lettuce peppers tomatoes cucumber chili smoky flavor tangy dressing quick and easy lunch dinner light meal fresh ingredients homemade nutritious flavorful balanced low-calorie weight loss meal prep summer recipe clean eating


  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

  • 4 cups lettuce, chopped

  • 1 red, yellow, or orange pepper, sliced

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

  • 2 tbsp POMI tomato paste

  • ½ tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp water

  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • Olive oil cooking spray


  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, sea salt, and minced garlic to make the chili rub.

  2. Spray a skillet with olive oil cooking spray and heat it over medium-high heat.

  3. Rub the chili mixture evenly onto the cubed chicken breast.

  4. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken cubes and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are cooked through and nicely browned. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

  5. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the salad ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, sliced pepper, sliced cucumber, and tomato wedges.

  6. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the POMI tomato paste, water, rice vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt to make the dressing.

  7. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skillet and let it cool slightly.

  8. Add the cooked chicken to the bowl with the salad ingredients and drizzle the dressing over the top.

  9. Toss the salad gently to evenly coat everything with the dressing.

  10. Transfer the salad to a serving plate and enjoy your delicious Chili Rubbed Chicken Salad!


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