Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken Salad

Updated:Apr 17,2014

Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken Salad

Pico de Gallo Grilled Chicken Salad



6 servings

About $2.22 per serving

Pico De Gallo (fresh salsa)
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (can use ½ to reduce spiciness)
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon garlic, minced from jar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and stir.
Chicken Salad
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed cut into 1-inch cubes (or chicken tenderloins, whatever is on sale)
Cooking spray
8-10 leaves of green leaf or red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bit-sized pieces (approx. 8 cups)
Cilantro or lemon/lime slices for garnish (optional)
  1. Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken to skillet and turn to medium-high heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Divide lettuce on to 4 plates, top with chicken.
  3. Spoon Pico de Gallo over salads and serve. Garnish with cilantro or lemon/lime slices (optional)
TIP: Pico de Gallo is super versatile with unlimited uses! Try it as a salad dressing, a dip with low sodium whole-wheat chips/crackers (Check the ingredients for the chips/crackers to ensure that they are not made with any hydrogenated oil or tropical oil, such as palm or coconut oil.) or fresh vegetables, mixed with brown rice to make “dirty rice,” over fish, or even on baked potatoes.

Per serving:

Total Fat3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.0 g
Cholesterol73 mg
Sodium148 mg
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber2 g
Sugars0 g
Protein25 g
Potassium637 mg
Calcium33 mg

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Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.


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Related Lessons

Dicing Tomatoes
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Chopping Onion
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Chopping Jalapeno
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Chopping Cilantro
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Trimming Chicken
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