Santa Fe Salad with Sour Cream-Chipotle Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 9
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 50 min.
Angie McGowan
An enormous salad that conjures up the bright and sunny atmosphere of Santa Fe.


  • Chicken3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (use 4 if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Dressing1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil (more if needed)
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped, and a little of its adobo sauce (add more peppers if desired)
  • Salad1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbs freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 med red onion, chopped
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce


  • Preheat skillet. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Toss chicken with cumin, coriander, cilantro, oregano, pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper (if desired). Drizzle pan with olive oil. Sauté chicken until browned.
  • Prepare dressing by adding all ingredients to a bowl and mixing well. Add the peppers a little at a time to get the desired heat level. Set aside.
  • Prepare salad by combining black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and red onions in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add shredded lettuce to salad plates. Top each with bean and corn mixture. Follow by adding cooked chicken and then finish with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 220
  Calories from Fat 103 (47%)
(16%)Total Fat 11g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(14%)Cholesterol 43mg
(15%)Sodium 348mg
(18%)Potassium 637mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(27%)Protein 14g
* 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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