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Chipotle Chicken Salad
with sweet and spicy dressing

Active: 20 min Total: 20 min
We couldn't get enough of that chipotle chicken from Monday, so we're using the leftovers for this healthy, colorful salad in a sweet and spicy dressing.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Sweet and Spicy Dressing:
  • Red wine vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce - 2 tsp
  • Whole-grain mustard - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
Chipotle Chicken Salad:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 1, grated
  • Radishes - 5, thinly sliced
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Shredded chipotle chicken (leftover from Mon) - ~4 cups
  • Salad greens of choice - 5 oz

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Prep

  1. Make salad dressing - Whisk together vinegar, honey, hot sauce, mustard and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Red peppers / Carrots / Radishes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Avocados / Cilantro / Limes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Warm shredded chipotle chicken (leftover from Mon) in a saute pan or skillet over medium-low heat until it's hot.
  2. Assemble salads by tossing together greens, peppers, carrots, radishes and avocados with prepared dressing. Enjoy topped with chipotle chicken and finish with cilantro and a squeeze of lime!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (102)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (11)

33 reviews

I served as tacos with a soft shell. Chicken was much more flavorful a couple days later - so much so that my husband complained about the extreme heat! I swear I only used one chipotle pepper.

By: Amy
Posted: Nov 23, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Just amazing! The slaw and chicken were excellent!

By: Teresa
Posted: May 02, 2015
Diet: Original
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Spicier than Monday!

By: Kelly
Posted: Apr 30, 2015
Diet: Original
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The sauce is amazing, will definitely add this to the favorites. We even made the corn shells, they were quite easy, would be fun next time for the kids to do :).

By: Jacob
Posted: Apr 23, 2015
Diet: Original
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Delicious!

By: Silas
Posted: Apr 14, 2015
Diet: Original
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I made these into tacos instead, which worked out perfectly. I also added some mexican cheese (had it in the fridge). I had doubled the avocado mash from Monday's meal and used the rest on the tacos. I also used leftover chipotle sauce as a salsa. Yummy! BTW, cooksmarts, thanks for not succumbing to America's insistence on only eating white meat! I love that you use chicken thighs. They are so much more flavorful than breasts!

By: Angela
Posted: Apr 14, 2015
Diet: Original
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