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One of our absolute favorite meals is a simple grilled chopped chicken salad. We like using different marinades to season the chicken, but the over-all method is always the same. A variety of our favorite toppings all laid out for the kids and ourselves to layer into the perfect salad. I especially love salads like this in the summer. I hate heating up the kitchen and my husband loves to grill so it’s a win-win situation!
Today I am going to share the basic concept of our favorite chopped salad, using a zesty lime dressing for both the marinade and salad dressing. Nice and tangy and goes great with the avocado and beans for a delicious Mexican twist.
Grilled Chopped Chicken Salad
2/3 cup KRAFT Zesty Lime Marinade, divided
1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 package (10 oz.) torn romaine lettuce
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 avocado, chopped
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup slivered red onions
1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
Pour 1/3 cup of the dressing over chicken in a shallow dish. Turn to evenly coat both sides and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Grill chicken 6-8 min. each side (until 165 degrees) or until done.
Meanwhile, combine dressing with all other ingredients, except cheese, in a large bowl. OR you can have all of your topping in separate bowls to allow everyone to create their own salad.
When ready to serve, top with cheese.
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