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!
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!!
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…