Homemade Version of McDonald's Southwestern Chicken Salad

Now this wasn't exact to taste but pretty darn close I say. I'd say you could make a few of these salads in advance for the week if you wanted this for lunches etc. You can lower the calories and fat too if you can find a light or fat free Southwest Dressing. I just used what we had (hidden valley)  Which was 100 cal and 10g of fat. No pics this time will have to make again and take a  photo. But here's the recipe for ya!!

1/2 tbs lime juice
1/2 tbs honey
1/2 tbs yellow mustard
1/4 tsp cilantro
1/8 tsp chili powder

4 oz chicken breast

3 oz spring salad mix
1 1/2 tbs chopped pablano pepper or green pepper
1 1/2 tbs black beans
1 1/2 tbs corn
1/4 cup chopped/diced tomatoes
2 tbs fat free cheddar cheese
3 Lays santitas tortilla chips ( can substitute for baked Doritos)
2 tbs Hidden valley Southwest chipotle salad dressing 

1. Grill or broil chicken using cooking spray (only spray lightly)

2. Make marinade lime juice, honey, yellow mustard, cilantro and chili powder in a small mixing bowl, set aside. Once chicken is done slice into strips and let sit while working on the rest of your salad.

3. In a small frying pan lightly spray with cooking spray and char the corn and tomatoes. You can also do this in the broiler but you must keep close eye the corn will burn and dry out.

4. Layer your salad in a large bowl, add black beans, tomatoes, corn, pepper, cheese and chips (broken into smaller pieces) Then toss the chicken in with the marinade and top off salad with that and the Southwest dressing.

This is
403 calories 
15 g fat 
Like I said if you take out the dressing and use fat free or light ranch with a dash of hot sauce, 1/8 tsp chili powder , 1/8 tsp cumin it would be less. If you can find Newmans Own Southwest dressing it would be 120 cal and 6 g of fat. You will just need to subtract 100 cal and 10 g of fat from the meal and add in your own choice of dressings calories and fat.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I've been dying to know what they put on that chicken! Score!