Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is the healthy and delicious way to enjoy summer grilling and fresh produce!

I’ve been planning this salad for over a year now.

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I know. It sounds crazy. Who spends a year planning a salad? Granted, I did do one or two other things during that year, but I kept thinking about this salad and planning it until it was making me very hungry all the time. (Fine. I’ll admit that there may have been other things making me hungry, but still.) I guess I was waiting for a good time to make it – a special occasion worthy of trying out a salad this amazing.

The chance presented itself when my sister invited me to her house for the holiday of Shavuos. She asked if I could make my famous steak salad (oh wait. I’ve never shared that recipe here either? Man, I’ve been a bad blogger!) and I told her I’d be making a grilled chicken salad instead. She sounded a little bit disappointed, but I reassured her that this salad wasn’t “a chicken salad” but rather, “The chicken salad.”

Let’s just say that this recipe didn’t disappoint. In fact, my brother, who was at the meal where The Salad was served, called me a couple of days later for the recipe. I already posted the salad dressing recipe for this, but today’s your lucky day when I’ll be sharing the whole thing. From the grilled chicken and corn, right down to those omg-awesome crispy tortilla strips. You’re welcome.

 grilled chicken and corn salad

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Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Recipe type: salad, grill
For Chicken:
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken cutlets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (preferably smoked paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
For Grilled Corn and Portobello Mushrooms
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, husked and cleaned
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps, cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
To assemble salad:
For crispy tortilla garnish:
  • 4-6 small flour or corn tortillas or wraps
  • oil for frying
For Chicken:
  1. Combine all ingredients and toss to coat all chicken evenly.
  2. Grill over medium heat on a grill, grill pan or broiler for 8-10 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked through. Do not over cook! Set aside.
For vegetables:
  1. Drizzle oil, salt and pepper over the corn and mushrooms. Grill on medium/high for 6-8 minutes per side. Corn should be slightly browned. Set aside to cool.
To prepare the crispy tortilla strips:
  1. Cut the tortillas/wraps in strips, about half an inch wide.
  2. Heat the oil on a medium flame. Check that the oil is hot enough by dipping a strip in - the oil will bubble when it's hot enough.
  3. Fry the strips for 30 seconds to a minute per side, until crispy and browned.
  4. Drain on paper towel and set aside to cool.
To assemble salad:
  1. Cut the grilled chicken and portobello mushrooms into cubes and place in a large salad bowl.
  2. Cut the kernels off of the corn on the cob and place in bowl.
  3. Add the lettuce, cherry tomatoes and scallions.
  4. Pour about half of the dressing onto the salad and toss to coat. Add more dressing to taste.
  5. Top salad with crispy tortilla strips.


1) You can skip the Portobello mushrooms as I did the first time I made it, if you don’t like/have them on hand. It’s still gonna be awesome.

2) If you don’t want to go to the extra work of frying the tortillas, you can use tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers or even croutons.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love:

Red Wine London Broil Salad

Asian Chicken Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette

Black Bean, Corn and Mango Quinoa Salad

To make this recipe indoors and year round, you’ll need a grill pan.

grilled chicken and corn salad

Thanks for stopping by folks! Come back soon – I’ve got your new favorite dessert coming up here! -Miriam P.S. My facebook page is so close to five thousand likes – will you be number 5000?

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  1. dkny says

    The salad is excellent on its own but the avocado dressing elevates it to a higher level. I made this delicious salad for dinner tonight and I used fresh corn, tomatoes and portobellos from the Union Square Greenmarket. I used smoked paprika in the chicken marinade and while I think the flavor of the smokey chicken might be too strong to eat straight up, when tossed into the salad it had the perfect amount of ‘smokiness’. I did not get a chance to make the crispy tortilla strips but would definitely consider making them to top this salad as an appetizer at a catered meal such as a Sheva Brachos. I made a double batch of the avocado dressing because I had a hunch that it would be a crowd pleaser. So far this recipe is the best of the ‘smokey’ link up.

  2. esti says

    I made this salad for shabos and everyone really enjoyed!!! Delicious!!! We also used the dressing as dip with cut up veggies. i think Ill have to make this every week.
    I also made your quinoa pancakes during the 9 days and they were delicious– thanks so much for all these great recipes!!!

  3. chaya says

    Ok, I’ve tried this salad and it’s delicious, but now I came back here remembering you said something about your steak salad and hoping to make it for y”t… only to read (and remember) that what you said about it is that you haven’t posted it yet… :( Post it fast before yt?


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