Chipotle – Dark Chocolate Southwest Chicken Salad
6 c. shredded romaine lettuce
2 c. roasted skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked, shredded and seasoned to taste with Clever Crow Taco Seasoning
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
4 green onions, chopped
1 avocado, diced
1 c. black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. corn (if frozen, thawed; If canned, rinsed and drained)
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
½ c. Chipotle Olive Oil
¼ c. Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
With this hearty, twist on a southwest chicken salad, feel free to add or substitute ingredients to your personal taste preferences. Optional ingredients to consider as a garnish include: ¼ cup cilantro or crushed tortilla chips.
Directions for Vinaigrette:
Whisk together Chipotle EVOO and Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar until emulsified, set aside. Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the Southwest Chicken Salad:
Combine lettuce and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Drizzle dressing over the southwest chicken salad and toss to coat.
Add any optional garnishes before serving and enjoy!