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Fire Roasted Chicken Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 50 min.
A touch of garlic and chili gives this salad a spicy kick.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 medium medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise, 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 medium medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco cheese OR feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup olives, whole, drained
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs toasted sunflower seeds


  • Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, garlic, cumin, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Toss chicken in marinade until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat grill to medium-high. Cook chicken for 6 to 8 minutes on each side (depending on thickness) until cooked through. Remove to clean cutting board and cut into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  • Brush zucchini and red onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with remaining salt. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked vegetables to a clean cutting board, dice into 1/4-inch pieces and set aside until cooled to room temperature. Combine lettuce, cheese, olives, grilled vegetables and chicken in large mixing bowl. Toss with remaining olive oil, vinegar and sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 271
  Calories from Fat 146 (54%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(16%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(18%)Cholesterol 54mg
(30%)Sodium 715mg
(26%)Potassium 902mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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