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Southwest Salad With Grilled Chicken And Fried Plantain

Happy Thursday,  everyone! How is your week going?? We are SO close to the weekend and boy am I ready. The school year is coming to an end making the kids rowdy, and the teachers a little crazy. Hurry up summer!

Lately,  I have been getting into loaded salads. I get different salad kits from Kroger to use as a base, then I add in some sort of meat and a few other items to make it my own and spice it up. This easily feeds my husband and I. We usually have leftovers, too! 

Last night, I bought a southwest kit. It came with lettuce, tortilla strips, shredded cheese, and a greek yogurt jalapeno ranch dressing.  I added cilantro chicken, fire roasted tomatoes, coconut oil fried plantain, and some extra spices. I served the salad with cornbread and it was excellent!! 

Here is the recipe!


  • One Southwest Salad kit (I got mine by the regular lettuce isle at Kroger)
  • 3 chicken breasts 
  • 3 TBSP olive oil 
  • Pinch of cilantro 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Garlic powder 
  • 1/2 a can of fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 1  plantain 
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil  (for frying plantain)
  • Any other toppings you like (beans, sliced avocado, etc.)


  • Baste chicken breasts with olive oil,  garlic, and salt
  • Cut chicken into small pieces  (tossing out excess fat)
  • Pan fry chicken until no longer pink and add more seasoning to taste
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice your plantain into semi-thin slices
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add plantain over a medium to high heat
  • Flip plantain once slightly brown on bottom, then remove from heat once second side is slightly brown
  • Heat tomatoes on the stove until warm
  • In a large bowl add everything from the salad kit (minus the dressing), the chicken, the tomatoes, and any other seasoning or extra toppings you like
  • Toss in dressing and serve!

This was before tossing it all together!

My bowl with a cornbread muffin just because they are so darn tasty!!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Have a great rest of your day!

With love, 


4 thoughts on “Southwest Salad With Grilled Chicken And Fried Plantain”

  1. I’ve never thought of putting plantain in a salad, but that’s a great idea! I love southwest style salads. A little creamy, a little spice, lots of veggies!

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