The best recipe for a fresh and flavorful Southwest Chicken Salad! Juicy chicken, sliced avocado, black beans and corn are tossed with zesty ranch dressing.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add all of the chicken spices to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to a large oven-safe skillet or pan over medium-high heat and allow it to come to temperature. Sear each chicken breast for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side, then flip, and sear 1 to 2 minutes more.
Transfer the chicken to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Allow to rest about 5-10 minutes. Then, cut it into thin strips or 1" cubes. Set aside until ready to use.
Add all of the dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
Add all of the remaining salad ingredients to the bowl, add the chicken, and toss to combine. Drizzle with the desired amount of dressing, serve, and enjoy!
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