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Baja Chicken Salad

Baja Chicken Salad

Baja Chicken Salad is fresh, light and healthy and the perfect salad for lunch or dinner. The super yummy dressing brings just the right amount of zing to enhance the other ingredients. This will be a favorite!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bajachicken, chickensalad, freshingredients, healthychickensalad
Diet Category Healthy, gluten free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 326kcal
Author Alkaline Recipes


  • Instant Pot


Baja Marinade

  • ¼ cup lemon/lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  • 4 cups arugula lettuce
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large or 2 small avocados, sliced
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro


Baja Marinade

  • Mix all ingredients except green onions in jar and shake well.  Add half of marinade to small bowl with 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Top with chopped green onions. Let marinade for 30 minutes.


  • Instant Pot: Add 1 cup of water to inner pot of Instant Pot.  Place bowl with chicken and marinade on Instant Pot trivet and place into inner pot of Instant Pot.  Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes; let steam NR, release naturally.  After pressure is released, remove chicken and slice.
    Oven: Bake chicken at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, turning at 20 minutes.
    Grill: Grill chicken on medium heat for 10-12 minutes each side until cooked.


  • Cook corn for 2 minutes in microwave, and cut corn off of cob.  Add arugula lettuce, corn, cherry tomatoes, green onions and black beans to large salad bowl or salad tray.  Slice avocado and add to salad.  Add sliced chicken. 
  • Top with cilantro and add additional dressing from marinade as desired.  Toss salad and serve.


Oven:  If not cooking with an Instant Pot, bake chicken in oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.  Baste with marinade and turn chicken at 20 minutes.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 326kcal