Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

We’ve had 90+ degree weather all week long which means I don’t feel like cooking. I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store along with a couple ears of corn to make a hearty salad for dinner. I grilled the corn in my grill pan and diced the chicken, veggies, and extra sharp cheddar. I used chopped romaine and mixed greens in this salad and tossed it with Fran’s Vinaigrette but it would also be really tasty with Creamy Buttermilk Ranch dressing too. It was a quick and easy meal that didn’t heat up my house and we all enjoyed it.

Make the Fran’s Vinaigrette or Creamy Buttermilk Ranch and set aside to let flavors mingle.

Heat your grill pan over medium high heat then add the corn on the cob and cook  for about 12-14 minutes, making sure to turn to evenly cook all sides. Remove from the grill and let cool. Once cool, cut the kernels from the ears of corn with a knife; let cool.

Chop your chicken, lettuce, veggies, and cheese. Place the chopped romaine and mixed greens in a large salad bowl. Add the cooled grilled corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, garbanzo beans, avocado, and extra sharp cheddar to the top.

Drizzle with the vinaigrette or ranch dressing and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Yield: 4

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

2 ears of sweet corn, husks removed
2 rotisserie chicken breasts, chopped
3 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
3 cups of mixed greens, chopped
Handful of grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
1/2 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup extra sharp cheddar, diced
Fran's Vinaigrette or Creamy Buttermilk Ranch, to taste, (see recipe links up above)

Directions:

Make the Fran's Vinaigrette or Creamy Buttermilk Ranch (click on links up above for recipes) and set aside to let flavors mingle.

Heat your grill pan over medium high heat then add the corn on the cob and cook for about 12-14 minutes, making sure to turn to evenly cook all sides. Remove from the grill and let cool. Once cool, cut the kernels from the ears of corn with a knife; let cool.

Chop your chicken, lettuce, veggies, and cheese. Place the chopped romaine and mixed greens in a large salad bowl. Add the cooled grilled corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, garbanzo beans, avocado, and extra sharp cheddar to the top.

Drizzle with the vinaigrette or ranch dressing and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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13 Responses to “Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 17, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

    The salad looks right up my alley, Pamela.

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    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — July 18, 2014 @ 3:06 am

    Grilled corn is a great addition to a chopped salad! Loving all the colors in this dish.

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    Kim in MD — July 18, 2014 @ 4:51 am

    This looks delicious. I love your salad recipes, Pam! I have been thinking of you when I hear on the news about the heat wave in your area. We are thankfully getting a break from the hot humid weather thanks to a “polar invasion”, but the hot weather will return next week. This salad will be on the menu!

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    Larry — July 18, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    Looks delicious Pam. I think rotisserie chicken is one of the best of the prepared foods and we often go to it when Bev is in town late and neither of us feels like cooking. Dave at erecipe cards did a series on 52 ways to use rotisserie chicken -http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/p/52-uses-for-rotisserie-chicken.html

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — July 18, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    This salad looks delicious! I LOVE the avocado and the beans, yum!

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    Jovina Coughlin — July 18, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    I am a fan of chicken in my salad. This looks like a great salad for this time of year.

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    Peggy Recker — July 19, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    Oh sounds great. We heat up Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday again. At least the heavy downpours have stopped.

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    Marjie — July 19, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    You had me at “extra sharp cheddar”! I might add some chopped apple to this, otherwise, it’s perfect!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — July 20, 2014 @ 4:39 am

    I just ate something slightly similar in a restaurant and now I am sooo full I feel like I’m going to burst. But this still looks appetizing … so it must be good! The beans are a really nice addition. :-)

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    grace — July 21, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    chopped salads are so fun! i especially love the fresh corn in this one. :)

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    Joanne — July 22, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    I have definitely been in a salad kind of mood! Love all these mix-ins. Each bite is so full of fun!

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    Christine Munoz — July 30, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

    Love your blog but how do you get rid of the ads

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