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Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad with Peppadew Peppers

  • Author: Carol Green
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Native to South Africa, Peppadew Peppers can be found bottled in the pickle section of the store, or at open olive bars. Smoky Southwest flavors with grilled chicken and corn, with the peppers and chile create a zippy summer salad.




1/2       cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4       cup fresh Lemon juice, plus 1 tsp. zest

1          cup Olive Oil

2          Tbsp. Wholegrain Mustard

1          Tbsp. Honey

Pinch of Salt


4          Chicken Breasts

1/3       cup Balsamic dressing

2          tsp. Ancho Chile powder

1          tsp. Salt


3          Corn on the Cob

1          cup Black Beans, cooked

1/3       cup Celery, diced

1          cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved

1          cups Jicama, shredded

1/4       cup Green Onion, minced

3          tablespoons Cilantro, rough diced

1/4       cup Peppadew peppers, finely diced

2           heads Romaine lettuce, shredded

1          Tbsp. Olive Oil

1          tsp. Ancho Chile Powder



Whisk together all ingredients except for the olive oil, slowly whisk in olive oil in a steady stream to emulsify.


  • Mix together the seasoning with the marinade and pour over the chicken.
  • Allow to marinade at least one hour.
  • Preheat the grill, and grill the chicken until cooked through, it can be finished in the oven.
  • Allow chicken to cool, slice and shred into bite size pieces.


  • Pull back the husk from the corn, brush with a little oil and sprinkle with the chile powder.
  • Grill, turning frequently, until marked on all sides, but still firm.
  • Strip the corn from the cob, allow to cool.
  • Toss together all salad ingredients, chicken and enough dressing to coat, enjoy!


Peppadew peppers can be bought in jars at local grocery stores, or found in the deli section

  • Category: Salads