This healthy salad was adapted from one I ate at California Pizza Kitchen. The lime juice intensified by the jicama draws out the flavor of the vegetables, so an oil- or cream-based dressing is not necessary.

Shanon

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
21 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix lettuce, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, jicama, carrots, scallions, basil, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Juice 2 limes and drizzle juice over salad; toss lightly.

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  • Combine chicken and barbeque sauce in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until chicken is warmed through, about 45 seconds.

  • Arrange chicken and avocado on top of the salad and squeeze remaining lime over salad.

Cook's Note:

I prefer the southwestern flavor for the chicken strips.

Drizzle extra BBQ sauce on top of salad if desired.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; sodium 580.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
My girlfriend said I have now ruined restaraunt chicken salads for her. Thanks for the recipe! We made a few altercations based off our preference but hey it's a salad can't do too much harm right?! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2017
The lime juice dressing really didn't add much flavor or "pizzazz" to make this salad noteworthy. I liked all the rest of the ingredients though & will be finding my own lime dressing next time. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
My girlfriend said I have now ruined restaraunt chicken salads for her. Thanks for the recipe! We made a few altercations based off our preference but hey it's a salad can't do too much harm right?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
I made some minor changes for what I had on hand. I used jarred roasted red peppers cucumbers instead of jicama. I tossed the lettuce with a small amount of Italian dressing the remaining ingredients I used lime juice. I made a fresh chicken breast chopped it up and mixed it with Guy Fieri's Asian BBQ sauce. My husband loved it. we will make again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2017
The lime juice dressing really didn't add much flavor or "pizzazz" to make this salad noteworthy. I liked all the rest of the ingredients though & will be finding my own lime dressing next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2018
I thought it was a good recipe. It was flavorful and easy. I had to use dried Basil and fresh chicken breast sliced into tenders cooked in a pan with olive oil and added bbq sauce when the chicken was done. Slow cooked For a few more minutes and it was very good. No dressing and just the lime juice was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
A lovely, fresh, and flavorful summer salad! I cubed chicken breasts and cooked in taco seasoning before tossing with the bbq sauce. I could not find jicama so used radishes instead and I forgot the basil but feel it may have been a bit out of place anyway. I also added diced pepper jack cheese which added a nice kick and topped with crushed tortilla chips. I was worried that I would miss having dressing but didn't! The lime juice was perfect and enhanced all the other fresh flavors! Will definitely make again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2018
Didn t see any tomatoes in the recipe ingredients but did in the picture. Since they are so good right now I had to add them. Great! Loved by all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2017
Super delicious and so easy to make each persons with just the ingredients they want on their salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2018
Loved this!! Too much citrus for my picky eater. Used mixed lettuce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2019
I would make a more substantial dressing. Read More