Jul 29, 2023

Salsa Salad with Roasted Chicken and Baby Greens

Nothing can go wrong with salsa. Seriously, salsa on its own is delicious enough, but it can even act like a flavor boost when pairing with other ingredients. If you love a basic and simple salsa, my salsa salad with roasted chicken and baby greens won't disappoints.

Salsa salad with roasted chicken and baby greens - 

Salsa salad with roasted chicken and baby greens

Ingredients (about 3 to 4 portions)?

Roasted chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Some salt
  • Some black pepper


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small canned corn kernels
  • 1 small box baby salad greens
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 lemon (need 1 tablespoon of lemon juice from it)
  • Small bundle cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Some black pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with foil. Transfer chicken breasts over.

Rub both sides of the chicken with some salt and black pepper. Also rub in dried oregano, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Drizzle some olive oil on top, about 1 tablespoon for each breast.

Chicken breasts ready for roasting

Into the oven for 15 plus or minus 2 minutes. Once fully cooked through, remove from heat and let the chicken rest till cool enough to handle by hand. Once ready, slice to big cubes and set aside.

Roasted and cubed chicken breast

Peel and cube the onion. Cube the tomatoes. Drain out the liquid from canned corn kernels. Finely chop the cilantro. Add all these ingredients to a big mixing bowl. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix till evenly blended. Taste and adjust if needed. 

Simple and basic salsa

Mix in cubed chicken and give it a few gentle mixes. Lastly fold in baby salad greens. Don't over mix it here otherwise the leaves might get too soggy early on.

Salsa salad with roasted chicken and baby greens

Plate and crack more black pepper on top. 

Salsa salad with roasted chicken and baby greens

If you don't like the taste of raw onion, simply soak the chopped onion to icy cold water for about 10 minutes. Drain well then add to the salad mixture. This will help drawing out some of the pungency from the onion.  

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