Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Chicken and Black Bean Salad

This is a great make-ahead recipe for lunch at work. Have this chicken and black bean salad ready in just 25 minutes!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
package (1 lb) boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
8
cups torn leaf lettuce (1 medium head)
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1
pint grape tomatoes, cut in half (about 2 cups)
1
large carrot, sliced (1 cup)
8
green onions, chopped
1
cup finely shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1/2
cup honey Dijon dressing
  1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper; cut into strips.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Turn chicken strips over; cook 3 to 4 minutes longer until chicken is no longer pink in center. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Just before serving, on each of 4 plates, layer one-fourth of lettuce, beans, tomatoes, carrot, green onions, cheese and chicken. Drizzle each salad with 2 tablespoons dressing.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make Ahead
TO MAKE AHEAD FOR LUNCH AT WORK Keep your salad fresh by making it upside down! Add the dressing to the bottom of your salad container first. Then top with chicken, cheese, green onions, carrot, beans and lettuce. When you're ready to eat, keep the lid on the container, turn it over and shake it. Your salad will be freshly tossed and ready to enjoy. (Don't forget to pack a fork.)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 1620mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 13g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 43g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 4 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 5 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.