chipotle chicken salad

Hey y’all! I have a recipe and a new workout for you today. The recipe is for chipotle chicken salad, which was one of my previous food addictions for a while. The dressing is just perfect and really versatile.

First, the workout. I did this one yesterday and I am feelin’ it today. It was inspired by a workout I did with UCD CrossFit. I didn’t know my 1 rep max for front squats, so I had to determine that before I started.

Gluteus Maximizus Workout

  • 1/2 mile warm up jog on the treadmill
  • 10 sets of 5, front squats @ 70% of your max. rest 1 minute between each set.
  • 50 leg raises + 50 crunches
  • 10 sets of 5, dead lifts @ 70% of your max. rest 1 minute between each set.
  • 50 scissor kicks + 50 side crunches (25 on each side)
  • 3 sets of 6 tricep dips, holding an 8lb dumbell between your feet
and if you are still not quite tired…
  • find your one legged, one rep max on the butt machine. (the kickback machine that males won’t go near).

Apparently, I can donkey kick 295 pounds. Yes, I think that’s cool.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Salad

Recipe: Serves 2

from my recipes


  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 4+ cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 can of corn, drained

Directions – To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well. To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve and enjoy! Note: Add a spoonful of adobo sauce for a spicier salad.

5 responses to “chipotle chicken salad

  1. WOW Lauren! I love the sounds of that workout and your salad sounds/looks so tasty! I will be giving it a go! I always love different salad combos! Sometimes they are so good that you just have to share! I mentioned you on my blog today by the way if you want to check it out – it’s High Five Friday :)

    • You are SO sweet! I just found my name on your post!! What a great idea?! I should definitely do something to recognize the blogs I love and follow.


  2. YUMMMMMM!M!M!!! I’ve been making a salad dressing with the same sort of flavors lately, but it is totally different than this. Love cilantro and chiles!

  3. Nice recipe !!! I’m gonna try that !

  4. That. Salad. Oh. My. I loveee chipotle!

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