Healthy Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Chop-tastic Chicken Fiesta Salad
HG's Chop-tastic Chicken Fiesta Salad

Pollo Party!

This chicken-topped salad has so much flavor, your taste buds might actually start dancing. Make it NOW!

Prep: 20 minutes

3 tbsp. fat-free plain yogurt
1 tbsp. finely chopped and seeded jalapeño pepper (see HG Tip!)
1 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. granulated white sugar

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp. chopped red bell pepper
2 tbsp. black bean & corn salsa
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
5 baked tortilla chips, broken into bite-sized pieces
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Add 1 1/2 tsp. water, and mix well.

To make the salad, place lettuce in a large bowl (or on a large plate). Top with onion, bell pepper, salsa, cheese, and broken tortilla chips.

Toss chicken with parsley, cilantro, and garlic powder. Add to salad, and serve with dressing!


Serving Size: 1 salad with dressing (entire recipe)
Calories: 299
Fat: 6g
Sodium: 710mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 6.5g
Sugars: 13.5g
Protein: 32.5g

PointsPlus® value 7*

HG Tip! Use a spoon to seed your jalapeños. When handling jalapeños, don't touch your eyes -- that pepper juice can STING. And wash your hands well immediately afterward.

Fight it! Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad
Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad

Not the Best Fiesta…

Have you ever gotten super excited about a party, only to find out that your pal completely oversold it? This salad is the equivalent of getting hit with a $20 cover charge to stand around sipping weak margaritas and watching an out-of-tune band. Let's be real here, Applebee's. For one thing, contrary to what the menu says, this salad's chicken is simply topped, not "glazed," with chimichurri. And since Applebee's fudged the rules, so did we: Instead of creating a full chimichurri paste, we just added the fresh herbs to the chicken... EASY and DELICIOUS! You won't miss the other elements, especially once you taste the spicy jalapeño dressing we put together. Factor in bean & corn salsa, reduced-fat cheese, and loads of veggie goodness, and we guarantee this is a party EVERYONE will want to get in on...

Serving Size: 1 salad with dressing
Calories: 860
Fat: 42g
Sodium: 1,840mg
Carbs: 82g
Fiber: 12g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 22*

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