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Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad (Meal Prep)

This southwestern chopped chicken salad is going to be your new favorite work lunch!  Prep ahead on the weekend and when you're ready to serve, drizzle with ranch and sprinkle with tortilla strips.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Meal Prep
Servings: 4
Calories: 463kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts 12-14 oz

Salad

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup red onions chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels drained and rinsed
  • 19 oz can of black beans drained & rinsed

To Serve

  • Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing roughly ½ cup; 2 tablespoons per lunch bowl
  • ½ cup tortilla strips

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425°.
  • Mix together all spices.
  • Place chicken breasts in a small baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture, turn chicken over and sprinkle the other side until coated.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Allow to rest at least 10 minutes before chopping into cubes.
  • Divide all salad ingredients amongst four meal prep containers (2 cup capacity). Top with chicken.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To ServeDump the contents out into a large bowl, toss with roughly 2 tablespoons of Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing, and sprinkle with tortilla strips.

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Notes

Nutritional Information: 1 bowl including dressing & tortilla strips
Calories 463 // Fat 19 g // Saturated Fat 2 g // Cholesterol 65 mg // Sodium 712 mg // Carbohydrate 41 g // Fiber 12 g // Sugars 7 g // Protein 31 g

Nutrition

Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 712mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g