Chicken Ensalada

Budget Recipes

Corn and cumin contribute a delicious flavor combo in this salad. Easy to make, healthy, and a satisfying meal–more spice can be added to your liking with chili powder, red pepper, chili flakes or hot sauce. 

  • 1 chicken breast
  • ¾ tsp sea salt, divided
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup salsa, optional


Boil chicken in water with ½ tsp sea salt, until cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Drain and chop into small bite-sized pieces. Heat a skillet and add oil. Sauté onion in oil until tender. Add corn and cumin; sauté 2 minutes. Add chicken and heat through. Add ¼ tsp salt, and pepper to taste; stir. Serve chicken mixture over a bed of lettuce, topped with olives, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and salsa.