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

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This fresh entree salad has layers has layers of colors and flavors that earned it great reviews when first featured in early 2018.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Honey Adobo Chopped Chicken Salad:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, diced
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup
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

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Prep

  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. Green onions - Chop green onions, combining green and white parts. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Lettuce / Cucumbers / Avocados / Limes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  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, green onions, 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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (35)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (5)

25 reviews

My husband and I love this salad. We make it often. I do the GF salad with the paleo dressing. Love it!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Nov 09, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Good for a winter salad. Needed to double dressing.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Mar 12, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Salads don't get much better than this!

By: Jenna
Posted: Feb 28, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious

By: Timothy
Posted: Feb 26, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
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Wonderful flavors! I used the same technique with chicken and (separately) tofu, both were really good. I made brown rice for my greens avoiders. Great meal, we will add this one to our rotation.

By: Tina
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super easy and good

By: Elise
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful