This version of the Southwestern Chicken salad is made with light cheddar cheese, a can of (drained, no sugar added) mandarin oranges, and slivered almonds instead of chips. And it tastes better. To make a fabulous Southwest dressing, mix 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipoltle Seasoning blend, and the juice of a lime.
Ingredients– for one serving
3 oz skinless grilled chicken breast
2 cups romaine or spring mix
1/3 cup canned black beans, drained
1/2 small red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 oz shredded low-fat cheddar
1 Tbsp sliced almonds
Cook chicken on the George Foreman or whatever method you prefer. Combine lettuce with all other ingredients and serve chicken on top. Toss with dressing. This is a filling 300 calorie salad.