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Honey Adobo Chopped Chicken Salad
with avocado / bell peppers / pepitas

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Spicy and sweet, the combination of honey and adobo is great on almost everything. It gets extra points in this recipe for creating the base of both a marinade and salad dressing. 



Honey Adobo Marinade and Dressing:
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Adobo sauce - 2 tsp (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
Honey Adobo Chopped Chicken Salad:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb , chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz , chopped
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz , diced
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup , chopped
  • Avocados - 1 , cubed
  • Limes - 1/2 , wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup


  1. Make Adobo marinade - Whisk together vinegar, honey, adobo sauce, and paprika. Add oil (portion for marinade) while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Bell peppers - Chop bell peppers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Marinate chicken - Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces and tenderize with a fork. Combine with half the Adobo marinade (reserve the other half). Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Lettuce / Cucumbers / Cilantro / Avocados / Limes - Prep as directed.

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  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil (for salad). Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and transfer to heated skillet. Saute until chicken is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper as it cooks.

  2. Make salad by combining lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, cilantro, and avocados. Add dressing until dressed to your liking.

  3. Top salad with chicken and pepitas. Serve with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!



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