Black Bean Chicken Salad Recipe
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Black Bean Chicken Salad Recipe

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A refreshing mix of beans, garden veggies and chicken is tossed with a light lime vinaigrette in this satisfying salad that's sure to be a winner on hot summer days! Jean Ecos of Harland, Wisconsin shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

2 cups: 298 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, beans, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cheese. In a blender or food processor, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Chicken Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p61

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maryb4 User ID: 2390939 43780
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"This is such a great salad, great when summer vegetables are in season"

scubacas User ID: 5298067 93118
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"This was very refreshing and the dressing was very good. The prep work took quite a long time; but it was well worth it!"

KimW62 User ID: 1833772 93094
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

"Loved this!!!"

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