Getting to choose between a chipotle salad and a bowl can be hard, but it all depends on what you are used to.
They are both delicious healthy meals that you serve at different times; brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Another advantage of these two servings is that they have simple and quick recipes; therefore, they will save you a few dollars, and you will also have your meal ready in no time. Therefore, the decision on what to eat is all on you.
Chipotle salad gives you the option of choosing meat of your choice that will blend perfectly with the rainbow of crisp vegetables together with your favorite southwest fixings. I’d say; nothing can beat the deliciousness of a chipotle salad.
Learning this recipe will make you quit the restaurant anytime you crave chipotle salad.
This amazing salad is ideal for all members of the family and you can serve it during brunch, lunch, or dinner.
In this article, I will take you through how to make a chipotle salad with chicken as my choice of meat.
One thing I can assure you is that you will not only be enjoying a delicious meal, but also a healthy one.
It is also versatile since you can serve it alongside all your favorite toppings, be it guacamole, sour cream, or salsa.
Therefore, let us take a look at this simple and quick recipe.
Ingredients for Chicken Chipotle Salad
- Fajita vegetables
- Olive oil
- Toppings (your choice)
Recipe for Chicken Chipotle Salad
1. Step 1: Marinate the chicken
Use a ziplock bag and mix all the marinade ingredients. Then add your chicken and give it thirty minutes to marinate.
2. Step 2: Cook the chicken
Using a heated skillet pan, apply some oil and cook the chicken. Once it is ready, please remove it from the pan and cool.
3. Step 3: Cook the vegetables
Put oil in the pan and add vegetables and cook. Cook beans with seasonings.
4. Step 4: Prepare the dressing
Use a jar or a bowl to whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
5. Step 5: Assemble the salad
Now that your salad is ready, it is time to layer it. Assemble everything in a bowl systematically and later on add toppings of your choice.
Whichever toppings you decide on will still work to your benefit. Be it salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cotija.
It is tough for me to choose between a chipotle salad and a chipotle bowl. Ever since I had my first bite of this overly delicious bowl, I have been a believer.
When in college, I would settle for the simple plain salad whenever I would go out with my friends.
I did not want to try anything else because I am usually so picky with what I choose to eat. I would also do the same whenever I went home during the holidays.
It was not until my elder sister prepared us a meal during the thanksgiving ceremony that she brought along a chipotle salad, which she practically forced me to taste.
Since then, I usually order it whenever I go out or prepare it at home. My husband and kids love it as well.
I had to learn how to prepare it because I found it to be way cheaper than when you order it at a restaurant.
The bowl contains a good number of ingredients that bring about a good feeling when you bite through it. The extra guacamole is like sauce on spaghetti.
There are many reasons why you need to learn this recipe because it is not all about its tastiness, but it is also a healthy dish to devour.
This bowl delivers a complete nutritional package with a good number of calories, but that does not affect its flavor.
Ingredients for making Chipotle Bowl
Here is a list of Ingredients you will need to make Chipotle Bowl
- Chicken breast: seasoned and grilled for better taste
- Red onion: preferably raw for crispiness effect
- Quinoa: has more fibre and protein
- Black beans: it adds the southwest flair to this bowl
- Lime: adds flavour and acidity to the quinoa and the chicken.
- Cherry tomato: adds sweetness
- The dressing: contains olive oil, chili powder, cayenne, salt, pepper and lime juice.
- Corn: either canned, frozen or fresh.
- Jalapeno: touch of heat
1. Step 1
Pound the chicken breasts until they become tender
2. Step 2
Add lime, olive oil, and spices, then give it some time to rest.
3. Step 3
Cook the quinoa and use a fork to fluff it.
4. Step 4
Put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk them. Toss the dressing with the quinoa and cilantro
5. Step 5
Use medium heat to grill the chicken
6. Step 6
Dice the chicken and add it to the quinoa with red onions.
7. Step 7
Mix beans, jalapeno, corn, and tomatoes and serve with toppings of your choice.