Southwest Chicken Salad

I love Mexican food and could seriously eat it almost everyday!  But let’s be honest…it’s not always the healthiest for you.

And this is exactly why we love Weight Watchers because I can find healthy recipes that taste good and quench my cravings.  So when I found this Southwest Chicken Salad recipe I had to try it.  And lucky for me it did not fail.

Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Bean Salad

 

Southwest Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 Servings

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 medium uncooked scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, shopped
  • 15 oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium corn on the cob, kernels removed (I used canned corn)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 8 oz. roasted skinless boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium taco seasoning, about 1/2 of the packet
  • 4 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp fat free sour cream (I used 2% Fage)

Instructions

Combine scallions, peppers, beans, and corn in a large bowl; toss until well mixed.

Add lime juice and oil to bean mixture; toss to coat.

Add chicken, taco seasoning, and cilantro; toss.

Top with sour cream and serve.

7 points plus

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First I had to chop all of the vegetables.  The green pepper is from my garden, which is still producing beautiful peppers…

Red & Green Pepper for Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Salad

I just used a can of corn instead of corn on the cob in order to cut down on time.

Corn, Scallions, Red Pepper, Green Pepper - Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Salad

I love lime, so I know I used more than what the recipe calls for…

Fresh Lime Juice for Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Salad

I also love fresh cilantro…

Fresh cilantro for Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Salad

You can make it into a wrap, put it over a salad, or even over tortilla chips.  I’ve tried it all three ways and can’t decide which one I like best…they all taste great!

Weight Watchers Southwestern Chicken Bean Salad