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Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad

Need a quick light dinner or lunch? Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad is on the table in 30 minutes. Invite this high fiber, gluten free, healthy salad to dinner tonight!

Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad

I’m on vacation in Great Falls Montana! My Grandson, Dane, is two years old this week. My four year old granddaughter, Nora, is mutton busting in the local rodeo tonight! I couldn’t miss either of those events! Too much family fun.

I love this area of Montana! The terrain is amazing around here. Great Falls Sits just west of Central Montana. It enjoys a beautiful spot on the Missouri River surrounded by rolling hills and plains. Just West of us is Western Montana. I get to drive through the four different mountain passes on my way home. Lots of beautiful scenery along the way!

I’m loving my time with Amanda and Nathan. I miss them so much when we are apart. But it brings me incredible joy and pride to see their family grow and mature each time we visit. I’m so proud of them all! And they are both great cooks!!

Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad

This is Amanda’s recipe. She taught me how to make this fantastic, Tex-Mex style light meal. I wanted to share it with you! This grilled chicken corn black bean salad is full of fiber and gluten free for a highly digestible, healthy salad. Use it as a light meal or fantastic side dish to my son in law Nathan’s Italian Style Hamburgers.

Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad Recipe:

Grill a chicken breast, add a few greens (we are using baby spinach), corn, and black beans for the base. Green and red peppers and bright red tomatoes provide lovely color and flavor.

I’m using Our homegrown peppers and tomatoes. Wowsa! The flavor of fresh is just unbeatable! This recipe calls for canned corn. I encourage you to try using fresh corn from the garden or local organic farmers, if you can, for an added dimension of fresh goodness.

Here’s a peek at Dave’s peppers and tomatoes we are using in this salad. (Yes, I DID bring a box of tomatoes and peppers with me!)

The sauce is one of my favorite store bought barbecue sauces, Stubbs Sticky Sweet. The sweet zing in this barbecue sauce is perfect for this salad. Add a touch of ranch dressing and whisk them together. The sauce becomes a creamy, rich flavorful dressing with a full bodied, salad dressing flavor, and consistency.

You’ll see the calorie count in this salad is fairly high. We thought it was fine as a whole meal. If you want to reduce the calories, try this salad with my Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing. Still zingy, but much healthier. Not a barbecue flavor though, More honey mustard…Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad


Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Need a quick light dinner or lunch? Grilled Chicken Corn Black Bean Salad is on the table in 30 minutes. Invite this high fiber, gluten free, healthy salad to dinner tonight!


  • 1 grilled chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. mesquite seasonings
  • 1 15 oz. can corn
  • 1 15 oz. black beans
  • 2 fresh peppers, diced
  • 1 Cup baby spinach
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 minced green onion
  • (Salad Dressing)
  • 1/4 Cup Stubbs Sticky Sweet Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing


  1. Brush the chicken breast with the olive oil and season to taste
  2. Grill the chicken breast at 325 for 10 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear and the breast is grill marked
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the salad as described
  4. Whisk together the dressing and serve on the side in a bowl to drizzle on the salad as desired
  5. When the chicken is done remove from heat, cool to handling and slice into strips, as desired
  6. Stir the chicken into the salad
  7. Serve the salad with the dressing on the side

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 475Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 52mgSodium 1164mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 13gSugar 31gProtein 28g

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Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Tex Mex meals are the best! Full of protein and healthy foods! This is a great salad and I could eat it all day! Thanks for linking up to Saucy Saturdays!


Wednesday 12th of August 2015

My pleasure Jennifer! This salad offers a nice bite of Tex Mex Goodness!


Monday 10th of August 2015

This salad looks right up my alley, the perfect balance of healthy and tasty! Pinning it to my salads board and plan to give it a try in the near future.


Monday 10th of August 2015

Thank you so much Joann! I hope you let us know how you like it!

Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Saturday 8th of August 2015

I love grilled chicken on salad but have never tried grilled corn in one! I just know I'll love it. I couldn't quite tell, did you use two of those red flame peppers in this? Is it wicked spicy? Just got some of those fresh chilis and I'm not quite sure how to use them. Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.


Saturday 8th of August 2015

We did use one red flame and one green Tiburon pepper in our salad. The red flames are spicy but no more than a jalapeno. The Tiburon is a milder pepper more like the pasilla pepper. We didn't grill the corn, Christine but that's a brilliant idea!

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