Easy Dinner in Minutes: Chicken Salad! chicken, black beans, corn, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime

This give a whole new meaning to the term chicken salad.

There is no mayo, or canned shredded chicken here.

This is a quick and easy dinner I make often.

It’s great if you have leftover chicken cooked, or if you use a rotisserie chicken, or fried chicken if that is your preference.

This chicken salad is great to bring to a party, or to a friend who may need a meal prepared for them for those times when life is just too difficult to get dinner on the table. It’s great for the hectic school nights when there are only minutes to spare before running out the door again as well.

What a great bunch of colors! I think Chicken Salad just got a NEW makeover!

I roasted the jalapenos, and placed the corn in a skillet and roasted it for a few minutes to give it a fresh grilled type of taste.

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Easy Dinner in Minutes: Chicken Salad! chicken, black beans, corn, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime
 
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts or 4-6 cups cooked chicken.
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • 3 cups corn
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes cut in ¼'s
  • 4 jalapeno
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. cut chicken into bit sized pieces
  2. Heat corn in skillet until it's hot.
  3. Saute scallions until soft.
  4. Roast jalapenos on grill or stove, then remove rib and seeds and chop.
  5. In large bowl place, chicken, cilantro, corn, scallions, jalapenos along with black beans, juice of a lime, tablespoon oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Mix well and serve.
Notes
If you are using leftover chicken and it's cold, place in pan to heat for a minute. It does not need to be hot, but room temperature will taste nice with all the other flavors. If you are planning to serve this dish cold, you may find it nicer to have the chicken cut smaller.

I grilled 4 split chicken breasts. It would be fine to substitute a whole rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken or even fried chicken. The possibilities are endless, you could use fish, or steak or pork. What ever your go to protein is I’m sure it will work.  Well maybe I didn’t think that one through, eggs….well hard boiled eggs would be great. I wouldn’t mix it all up thought I’d serve it like a cobb salad.

I pulled the chicken off the bone and tried to keep all the pieces about the same size so they would mix evenly in the salad.

This will easily adapt to other vegetables that you may have on hand or to incorporate your favorites.

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  1. 1

    I am so putting this on my dinner list

  2. 2

    Oh my. I love the fact that there is no mayo in this salad!!!! I will be making this one for sure!

  3. 3

    I love this, Diane!! It’s so colorful and looks so tasty!!

  4. 4

    THe flavors in this sound great!

  5. 5

    What a great summer meal! I’m hoping to get a lot of little tomatoes very soon and this is totally something I could pull off (minus the chicken!).

  6. 6

    Now that’s my kind of meal – looks fantastic and I know my kids would enjoy this!

  7. 7

    Love this! I adore chicken salad and black beans are a great addition!

  8. 8

    I love chicken salads, but too often I fall back on my usual combination of ingredients. I love this one. I’m definitely marking it for the next impromptu salad night.

  9. 9

    This chicken looks fabulous and I love a salad with a jalapeno or two in it for an extra kick. Yum!

  10. 10

    Love an easy dinner like this!

  11. 11

    Love these flavors and how easy it comes together!

  12. 12

    I love this!! I am making it this weekend. Such a colorful dish!

  13. 13

    easy & in minutes is my kind of dinner!

    some of my favorite ingredients are in here as well!
    will give this a try for sure!

    xo
    kellie

  14. 14

    Yum, this looks so good! I love all those flavors together!

  15. 15

    Looks and sounds delicious!

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