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Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Salad

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy chicken with corn and black bean in an easy and wholesome salad.

DRESSING

1/2
cup apricot preserves (chop large pieces)
1/4
cup lime juice
1
tablespoon oil
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

SALAD

2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
2
cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1
(15-oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed
5
to 6 leaves Boston lettuce

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except lettuce. Add dressing; blend well. Arrange lettuce on 5 individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce.
  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except lettuce. Add dressing; blend well. Arrange lettuce on 5 individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce.

Expert Tips

Not all chili powders are the same; the ingredient listing on the package will tell you what you're getting. Cooking purists prefer pure ground chili peppers. Other chili powders are a blend of seasonings that may include ground chilies, cumin and possibly salt. The degree of heat also varies considerably. Experiment to find which type you prefer.

To extract the most juice from a fresh lime, roll it on the counter or microwave it for about 10 seconds before cutting it.

Store the prepared salad up to two days in the refrigerator.

Serve this sweet-spicy salad with sliced fresh tomatoes and crusty sour-dough rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Protein
23g
23%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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