I gave this four stars for the dressing and the nice combination of ingredients that made for a pretty presentation. One bone to pick: I buy sun-dried tomatoes that are already chopped, so I haven't a clue what quantity makes up one tomato. I had to guess at the amount, but the dressing came out very tasty anyway. Only four stars because I don't think the chicken is very special this way. Next time, I'd omit the breading, marinate it in lime, garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil and do it on a ridged grill pan. Breading wasn't necessary, and the chili powder didn't add much. Plus, since I used a nonstick skillet to fry the chicken, there was a only a negligible amount of bits left in the pan in which to heat up the dressing.
I did the recipe as written but substituted Italian Parsley for Cilantro since I have Cilantro-phobes amongst my cooking audience. First, the chipotle flavor is dominant so you have to like that to start with. Second, prep time was extensive (for a salad anyway) ... it took me about 45 minutes of washing, spinning, chopping, breading, sauteing, etc. In the end, after all the work, it was highly OK. If I had it a restaurant I would eat 7/8 of it and say, "hmmm, that was interesting." Then order something else the next time I went there. In the unlikely event that I make this again, I would amend it with beans, chips ... whatever; but focus more on the tex-mex chile aspect of the dish that has been suggested by other commentators.
We absolutely loved this salad! The salad dressing is awesome. I added 1 clove of garlic and squirt of lime juice to the dressing as well. For the salad, I used mixed greens and added some iceberg for crunch, plus black beans and tomatoes in addition to the corn and avocado. I also used shredded rotisserie chicken to make a quick and delicious meal.
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It is so delicious regardless of the kind of greens you use. I picked some fresh mix from my garden on my deck! I made half the recipe because there were only two of us ... and all the dressing and a couple days later used it to spice up another salad!! Thanks so much!! It is now one of my favorites!!
My family loved the chicken in this recipe. I halved the salt in the recipe and still found it a bit salty.
This is one of my favorite salad dressings ever. I usually add a clove of garlic and a squirt of lime to the dressing too. I have made this at home for my boyfriend and me and for groups of 30 at a cooking job I have. Everyone always raves about it. I use whatever salad ingrediants I have on hand-so the veggies vary everytime. Often I add black beans, homemade fried tortilla strips and cotija or feta cheese. Really though, it is the dressing that makes this salad.
This is our favorite summer salad! The flavors of the avocado, corn and cilantro are fabulous with the spice of the vinaigrette! We use boneless, skinless, chicken thighs instead of the breasts as this seems to result in a more moist chicken.