Pepita Crusted Chicken Salad with Sweet Adobo Vinaigrette
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Pepita Crusted Chicken Salad with Sweet Adobo Vinaigrette

Light and Healthy Pepita Crusted Chicken Salad with Sweet Adobo Vinaigrette Recipe - This easy chicken salad is easy to make and perfect for summer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 613kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts could use chicken tenders
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pepitas or pumpkin seeds or pistachios

For the salad:

  • 1 head romaine hand torn
  • 1 mango peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup jicama peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced

For the dressing:


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and move the oven rack to the upper-middle position. Place a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Prepare 3 small pans: one with chopped pepitas, one with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of milk whisked together, and one with a mixture of flour, cumin slat and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken in the flour mixture. Shake off the excess, then dip it in the egg wash, followed by the chopped pepitas. Lay the coated chicken on the baking sheet and repeat with the rest.
  • Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts. *For chicken tenders bake 15 minutes.
  • While baking, prepare four salad plates with a bed of romaine, followed by thin slivers of mango, avocado, jicama, and red onion.
  • Whisk together the adobo sauce, oil, vinegar, honey, Dijon, and salt.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then top each salad with a chicken breast and drizzle with abodo vinaigrette!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 2119mg | Potassium: 1345mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 14245IU | Vitamin C: 35.8mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 5mg