Santa Fe Chicken Salad. Inspired by the Earl's menu, this copycat salad recipe grilled blackened chicken, feta, peanuts, dates, tortilla strips, avocado, and topped with a peanut lime vinaigrette.
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Santa Fe Chicken Salad

Inspired by the Earl's menu, this healthy salad recipe grilled blackened chicken, feta, peanuts, dates, tortilla strips, avocado, and topped with a peanut lime vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad, earls salad, santa fe chicken salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 662kcal
Author Randa Derkson

Ingredients

Santa Fe Chicken Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 2 blackened chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup tortilla strips
  • 1/4 cup peanuts

Blackened Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Peanut Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 1/2 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsps peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

Santa Fe Chicken Salad

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, toss with the peanut lime vinaigrette.

Recipes for chicken and vinaigrette below:

    Blackened Chicken

    • In a medium bowl combine the spices.
    • Flatten chicken in a Ziploc┬ábag with a mallet (or a frying pan), dredge in the spices and add to a hot skillet with olive oil.
    • Fry for 2 minutes on each side and then bake for 15 minutes.

    Peanut Lime Vinaigrette

    • Add ingredients to a blender and blend until emulsified.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.8g | Protein: 29.1g | Fat: 49.2g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 75.6mg | Sodium: 700mg | Fiber: 9.8g | Sugar: 8.7g