Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chipotle Chicken Salad

So here's the story behind the title of the recipe I developed last night...
I love Chipotle's Chicken Salad, but the location near us is always crowded (cause it's near the college) and their music is so loud you can't even converse with the people you are dining with. It's like the atmosphere in Hollister stores, but without the cool clothes that are so small that you could never eat at Chipotle if you wanted to fit into them. 

So basically what I've done is taken what I usually order at Chipotle and I made it at home, where I can talk with my husband and my daughter while we're eating and there's no "what?" or "huh?' being uttered every other sentence.

So now that we've established that is there is no chipotle in the salad I'm about to unveil to you. I want to give you a word of advice - don't eat too much or you'll have a belly ache all night long like I did. Seriously, it's addicting. You'll want to eat til you explode, don't do it, it will be a mess. Nobody wants to clean THAT up. Unfortunately, that's what happens when you get older, you can no longer "pig out" like you did in your younger years.


1 large chicken breast, cooked (or two small ones)
1 cup of canned (or fresh) corn
1 cup of black beans
2 medium size avocados
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp chopped onion


1/2 cup of olive oil
the zest from a large lemon
the juice from the above lemon 
a handful of cilantro
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp of sea salt 


{Dressing ingredients}

Zest your lemon and measure your sea salt.

Extract the juice from your lemon

Add all the dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor 
and blend until it looks like the picture below.

Set dressing aside. Get out a large bowl and add one cup of corn. 


Shred your chicken breast with a fork and add it to the corn.

Dice your tomatoes and add them to the ingredients in the bowl.

Hopefully you have a cool avocado slicer like the one below,
if not, you can pick one up at your local Walmart or even the Dollar Store I believe.
Slice and dice your avocados and add them to the bowl as well.

Drain your beans once you have emptied them from the can 
then add them to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.

Add your dressing you made earlier + your chopped onions and voila...
You've got Chipotle's Chicken Salad!

Serve with your favorite beer and tortilla chips. 
A side of sour cream is optional, but it sure makes it even yummier! (if that's possible)

Enjoy! ♥

1 comment: