My favorite chicken salad recipe ever! I have been making this salad consistently for the past year 2 yrs or so. I add extra chipotle chilies to the dressing. I also put roasted red potatoes with salt, cumin, etc...(whatever is in the pantry) on the salad. They go sooo well with the tangy dressing and extra heat. Delicious.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing
erin7382 Posted: 03/14/10
crusnock Posted: 05/16/10
Fantastic! We increased the lettuce, and doubled the dressing. Will make again!
TessaMBajema Posted: 02/26/12
Wowza! This salad was AMAZING. Will make it again! Added chopped baked red potato per the review above and it was great. Would double the dressing recipe too. To make it mine, next time I'll add roasted sweet corn and serve with cornbread. Yumm!
AinOakPark Posted: 06/21/14
This was delicious and different. Even though it didn't seem like much dressing. TLOML thought there was enough dressing even though he likes plenty. I cut up the chicken after grilling and tossed it all together with the dressing. I don't care for warm chicken on a salad, so next time I'd grill it ahead of time. Then it also becomes a make ahead salad - have everything ready and toss with the dressing at the last minute. It wasn't as spicy as I thought it would be but it may have been the chipotle I used. I don't know about adding the potato or corn. If anything, I thought it was missing something crunchy, so I would cut the cucumbers in quarters but then slice them thicker. Perhaps toasted slivered almonds would be a good addition. I would use less chicken and keep the amount of greens the same for two people. More greens to feed more (4) people as an entree salad would have been better. In that case, you'd need a bit more dressing.
kitchenwitchCO Posted: 06/19/14
Made this for my DH, who stated he didn't like chicken topped salads. After the meal he told me his mind was changed. Used boneless, skinless thighs, was what was on hand. Marinated them all day. Sliced the cucumber thick, the way DH likes it. No other changes. The dressing is outstanding, a really good sweet spicy balance. This is going into the rotation.