Preheat grill to medium high or preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season chicken evenly with taco seasoning.
Grill or broil chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Or bake for 15-18 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, before slicing into ½ inch cubes.
For the Southwest Salad
In a large salad bowl or platter, lay out the chopped romaine. Top with the beans, tomatoes, corn, peppers, cheese, and avocado. Top with chicken, tortilla chips if using, and the cilantro lime dressing.
Cilantro Lime Dressing
Blend together the ingredients until smooth and serve alongside salad.
Make this Southwest Salad meatless, by adding more beans and omitting the chicken.
Use any beans you like--black beans, pinto beans, or red beans all pair well in this southwest style salad.