Chicken Avocado Salad With Citrus Chipotle Dressing

Chipotle Powder

Chipotle powder is made from just one ingredient: dried, smoked jalapeno peppers. They are then crushed into powder form. For a substitute I suggest smoked paprika which has a smoked earthy flavor similar to chipotle with less heat. Chili powder on the other hand contains a blend of ground red chiles with various spices, like cumin and oregano. In some blends, garlic and salt are also included. When using chili powder, you’d need to pare back on other spices in your recipe to prevent over seasoning.  Chipotle Powder is sold on Amazon.

I’m a big lover of salads. and I’m always on the lookout for a new taste combination.  Today’s dish is a green salad with romaine lettuce and some arugula to spice up the flavor.  Add cooked chicken breast, avocado, corn, grape tomatoes and black beans.  Sprinkle it with Feta cheese, drizzle it with Citrus Chipotle Dressing, and serve with crispy tortilla chips.  Yum! Yum! Perfect for lunch or even dinner this summer with the addition of fresh fruit. You can use baked boneless-skinless chicken breasts or left-over chicken from a supermarket rotisserie chicken.  If you need to cook the chicken, use your indoor grill (like George Forman) or cook outside on a grill this summer.

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