A wonderful blend of spices, herbs, and a bit of a "bite" from the jalapeno combine so well with the chicken and corn in this salad. One of my favorites! If you can't get fresh corn, you may substitute frozen corn.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large skillet with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Add lemon slices, bay leaf, peppercorns and 2/3 of the thyme, and bring to boiling over high heat. Add chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-18 minutes, turning chicken once, until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from liquid and set aside to cool.

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  • In a small skillet, stir together the paprika and remaining thyme over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the toasted paprika mixture, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, ground pepper and nutmeg until evenly blended.

  • Cube cooled chicken and transfer to a medium bowl. Add prepared dressing, corn, cilantro, orange pepper and jalapeno and toss until evenly coated. Serve warm, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 16.9g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 47.5mg; sodium 505.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
Delicious! I served it in pita halves. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2003
At least it was filling... I made this for dinner tonight and was not impressed. The taste was not what I was looking for too bland for a "southwestern" dish. Even after doubling the jalapeno and seasoning the green pepper. The creamy dressing was bland I added salsa to it and it still was not good. Will not make again but at least my tummy is full. Read More
(16)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
Delicious! I served it in pita halves. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
08/18/2003
At least it was filling... I made this for dinner tonight and was not impressed. The taste was not what I was looking for too bland for a "southwestern" dish. Even after doubling the jalapeno and seasoning the green pepper. The creamy dressing was bland I added salsa to it and it still was not good. Will not make again but at least my tummy is full. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
My 19 year old daughter made this for us the other night. She wouldn't tell me anything about what it was until it was on the table. We all agreed it was yummy and a recipe to keep. I think that marinating and grilling the chicken would add a lot of flavor. It was good cold and served as a wrap filling I added a little cheese to mine. Definitely will have her make this one again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2008
Easy quick and yummy. I accidentally left my unfinished pita with this salad in my mom's fridge after visiting her. She asked me a few days later what I had left because she had eaten it and loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2006
Needs more salt but otherwise outstanding served with chips and salsa. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2009
Needs more salt and spices. This has the base for a truly delicious salad but I agree with the others it needs to be kicked up a couple of notches. It was good on chips and would be good on tostada shells but it just missed the mark. Note: 2nd go-round added about 1 to 1-1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce more salt and pepper and it was much better. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2011
My husband and I really like this salad. I use about 12 ounces of chicken light mayo and light sour cream. I add either lime or lemon juice to the dressing to add a little brightness. I added halved grape tomatoes to it last night and found that to be a nice addition as well. I think leaving the seeds in the jalapeno would add the zing other reviewers are seeking. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2008
This recipe was okay. I prefer to have it warm in a tortilla. While it wasn't a big hit with me my family loved it! Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2012
The chicken did have good lemon flavor and was juicy cooked this way. However I thought the dressing lacked flavored. In my SW salad I like to add avocado and blackbeans as well. Good concept. Fun to serve in little tortilla bowls. Read More
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