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Southwest Chicken Ceasar Salad Recipe

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Just a few weeks ago, I was able to try a delicious Southwest Chicken Ceasar Salad recipe at Paradise Bakery. I loved the salad, but I didn’t love the price tag. It set me off on a goal to make my own similar copycat recipe that could easily be replicated from home on a budget.

Southwest Chicken Ceasar Salad



Chicken-  
  • 2-3 medium boneless skinless chicken breast (2 lbs)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Tbls cumin
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder, divided
  • 2 tsp paprika, divided
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Salad-

  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Ceasar Dressing
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup KRAFT Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, broken

 

Directions:

Heat the grill to medium heat. Blend a seasoning mix using 1 Tbls cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper. Add to the bottom of a baking dish.

Flatten your chicken by pressing on top of the breasts to thin out the breasts. This will help them cook quicker and grab more of the seasoning.

Squeeze 1 lime over your chicken breasts, using a brush to spread the juice if needed. Then, dip your chicken into your baking dish coating with seasonings on both sides.

Southwest Grilled Chicken

Cook your chicken on the grill, flipping with the one side is complete until your chicken is done, check with a meat thermometer for the proper internal temperature. Dice up the chicken into bite size pieces.

While your chicken cooks, prepare the dressing using KRAFT Ceasar dressing blended with paprika, cumin and chili powder. Blend well.

Southwest Ceasar Salad with Kraft

Dice up the head of romaine lettuce and dish into individual bowls. Top with chicken, KRAFT Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheese, diced tomato, broken tortilla chips, and dressing mix.

Serves 4

Southwest Chicken Ceasar Salad Recipe

Southwest Chicken Ceasar Salad Recipe
 
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Spicy, flavorful chicken salad recipe
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
Chicken
  • 2-3 medium boneless skinless chicken breast (2 lbs)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Tbls cumin
  • 2½ tsp chili powder, divided
  • 2 tsp paprika, divided
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Salad
  • ½ cup Ceasar Dressing
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, broken
Directions:
  1. Heat the grill to medium heat. Blend a seasoning mix using 1 Tbls cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper. Add to the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Squeeze 1 lime over your chicken breasts
  3. Dip chicken into a baking dish coating with seasonings on both sides.
  4. Cook both sides of the chicken on the grill.
  5. Dice up the chicken into bite size pieces.
  6. While your chicken cooks, prepare the dressing using Ceasar dressing blended with paprika, cumin and chili powder. Blend well.
  7. Dice up the head of romaine lettuce. Top with chicken, Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheese, diced tomato, broken tortilla chips, and dressing mix.

 

You can now find KRAFT shredded cheese in a new Stand-Up Pouch which makes serving everyone dinner much easier. The pouch can stand on its own so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over while you reach in a spoon or measuring cup to spread cheese across all the bowls you’ll be serving.

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The new pouches use less packaging, without cutting out any of the cheese – you’ll still get two full cups! That makes it not only better for you, but better for the environment too! You can find KRAFT in the new Stand-Up pouches at Safeway Just For You stores locally.

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Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

Janel - this looks delicious! I love this take on a classic recipe! Thank you so much for linking up to the #BeAwesomeParty!

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Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

Stopping by from Worthwhile Wednesday. Grilled chicken on a salad is the best! Would love it if you could stop by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (going on now) and Link up this fabulous post. I think it would be a big hit! Blessings, Shari