Mexican Chicken Bowl with Tomato Salsa

Prep the salad veggies and arrange the ingredients into bowls before you cook the chicken. This way, everything is organised and you have a clean space to work with.

Fresh Start Lite 20
Mexican Chicken Bowl with Tomato Salsa

This dish most recently appeared in Fresh Start Lite 20 on Sunday, May 6, 2018.


  • ½ punnet baby capsicums *
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • ½ telegraph cucumber *
  • ½ bag baby spinach *


  • 70g Mexican dressing
  • 2 Tbsp coriander, finely chopped *
  • Zest and juice of ½ lime


  • 400g chickpeas
  • ¼-½ red onion *
  • 550g lean chicken breast
  • 1½ tsp oil
  • 1 pack Mexican chicken spice
  • 2 Tbsp lite sour cream


  • 100g tomato salsa
  • Remaining lite sour cream
  • ½ lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 Thinly slice capsicums; cut tomatoes in half; cut cucumber in half lengthways and thinly slice. Set all aside separately (or see tip).
  • 2 In a small bowl, mix together Mexican dressing, coriander and lime.
  • 3 Place spinach in a medium bowl, add two tablespoons of the Mexican dressing and toss to coat. Reserve remaining dressing.
  • 4 Drain chickpeas, rinse and leave to drain well; thinly slice onion; pat chicken dry, slice into 1-2cm strips and season.
  • 5 Heat oil in a large fry-pan on high heat until very hot. Add chicken to pan and cook for about 2 minutes each side, until almost cooked through.
  • 6 Reduce heat to medium, add Mexican chicken spice, chickpeas and onion. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring, until chicken is cooked through. Add remaining Mexican dressing to pan and toss to coat.
  • 7 Remove pan from heat and add first measure of sour cream. Toss to coat and season to taste.
  • 8 To serve, arrange salad ingredients into bowls. Top with Mexican chicken and dollop over tomato salsa and remaining sour cream. Serve with a lime wedge to squeeze over.
  • SERVES 4

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1796 kj / 429 kcal
  • Protein: 39.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.5g
  • Fat: 19.1g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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