Chicken and Black Bean Salad
This meal fits right into my mantra of "yummy meals, fast and easy." My mom made this salad growing up and it is flavorful, beautiful, and filling.
Chicken & Black Bean Salad
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
Mix all together.
1 can black beans
1 can corn or Mexicorn
1 red bell pepper
1/2 bunch green onions
1 chicken breast
Combine black beans (rinsed and drained) and corn (drained). Marinate in dressing.
Cook chicken breast in drizzle of olive oil. Slice into chicken strips. Slice red pepper and green onions.
Mix lettuce with black beans, corn, and chicken. Top with red pepper, onions, lime wedges, and cilantro.
NOTE: I usually find that this is enough dressing, but if you need more, drizzle some Italian dressing on your salad.