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Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

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This Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe is perfect for summer evenings and so easy to make! This is also great as a meal planning lunch idea. It goes nicely with this salsa

Southwest Chicken Salad is a flavorful lunch or dinner idea with a kick! Easy to make and filled with fresh vegetables.
>Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

Hello Friends! Are you enjoying lots of summer activities this week? This last weekend we had an opportunity to see many friends and family members which is always a wonderful way to spend summer days. Our kitchen facelift (not really a remodel) is almost done and that meant easy preparation meals were a must.

This quick Southwestern Chicken salad recipe is easy to put together in just minutes, if you have the chicken already prepared. It is a great recipe to save some time with a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

It goes great on its own or with tortilla chips or soup for a heartier meal.


This salad recipe also makes for a wonderful packable lunch idea.

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The secret to this salad is in the sauce. It’s made with yogurt so it is on the lighter side. 

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Ingredients for Southwest Chicken Salad

Cooked Chicken – You can cook your own or use Rotisserie chicken.

Lettuce – Romaine works nicely with this salad.

Tomatoes – I used cherry tomatoes

Onion – I like to use purple onion, but you can use any variety.

Corn – You can use fresh corn or canned

Taco Seasoning – You can use store-bought or make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Cilantro – This adds a nice flavor.


Easy Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe

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Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

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Southwestern Chicken Salad recipe



Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe
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Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

Course Salad
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 head Romaine lettuce washed
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small bunch cilantro chopped (about 1/4 cup chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Mexicorn or sweet corn drained
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded


  • In a large bowl, shred Romaine lettuce.
  • Add bell pepper, cilantro, onion, black beans, corn and tomatoes.
  • Set aside.
  • In a bowl or large food bag, combine chicken and taco seasoning.
  • Mix until well-coated.
  • Prepare dressing (recipe below).
  • Serve salad, topped with chicken and dressing.



Southwestern Salad Dressing

1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup salsa

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon water

Mix together in a bowl or jar and chill for a few minutes, if possible before serving.


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

This salad is even made easier with these simple shortcuts:

  • Use a rotisserie chicken
  • Use a bagged romaine salad blend
  • Pre-chop the vegetables in the morning or evening before so it is quick to put together.
  • Prepare the salad dressing the evening before.

Related Recipes

For more Tasty easy summer recipes, check out:

  • Spicy Chicken Wraps – Each delicious chicken tortilla wrap is filled with chicken, spices, vegetables and is full of flavor!
  • Mango Arugula Salad Recipe – A light arugula salad with mango and Parmesan topped with a wonderful mustard vinaigrette dressing.
  • Easy Mediterranean Salad  An easy Mediterranean Salad made with peppers, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and Feta cheese. Perfect as a main entree or side dish.
  • Simple Caprese Salad – A easy and light salad recipe that is as beautiful as it is delicious.


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Southwestern chicken salad recipe

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