Grilled Chicken and Squash Salad
with Lime Taco Dressing

This recipe pairs hot-off-the-grill chicken and squash with cool, crisp greens.


4 servings

Lime Taco Dressing Ingredients

3/4 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (1 ounce) envelope Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix

Salad Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 pounds)
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 (10 ounce) bag torn mixed salad greens (romaine, iceberg and leaf lettuce or another mix)
1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


In a small bowl, stir all lime taco dressing ingredients until well blended.

Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Use about 1/4 cup dressing for grilling; reserve remaining dressing to drizzle on salad. Toss squash and onion with about 2 tablespoons dressing for grilling in large bowl. Place squash and onion in grill basket (grill "wok").

Place chicken and grill basket on grill. Cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning chicken once and shaking grill basket or stirring vegetables occasionally, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut and vegetables are tender. Brush chicken and vegetables with remaining dressing for grilling during last 5 minutes of grilling.

Arrange salad greens on large platter. Top with avocado, squash and onion. Cut each chicken breast into slices; fan over vegetables. Drizzle with reserved dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

Choose avocados that are firm but give slightly to gentle pressure. Because avocados begin to turn brown after being cut, wait to add them to recipes until just before serving so that they retain their bright color.

Grill baskets are perfect for cut-up vegetables. A hinged basket can be flipped easily to turn everything at once and ensure even cooking.

Butternut squash is peanut shaped with a peel that ranges in color from cream to yellow. Inside, the flesh is bright orange and very sweet. For the best flavor, choose a firm, unblemished squash.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving: Calories 620 (Calories from Fat 260); Total Fat 29 g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g); Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 460 mg; Total Carbohydrate 59 g (Dietary Fiber 7 g, Sugars 42 g); Protein 31 g

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