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Friday, September 27, 2013

Southwestern Chicken Salad {Football Friday}

This is not your ordinary chicken salad. It is packed full of great southwestern flavors. It has corn, peppers, tomatoes, lime juice, taco seasoning and cilantro. It is out of this world delicious! Chicken Legs said this was better than restaurant quality. He said I should open a restaurant and sell this.

This is a great recipe to use up any leftover cooked chicken. I actually like to use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. It is quick and tastes great. I've made this several times and it is always well received. I like to serve it on mini croissant rolls, but it is also good on crackers. This is great for a party because it can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Make a batch for tailgating this weekend. I promise, this chicken salad is not to be missed!

Southwestern Chicken Salad
serves 6
(Printable Recipe)

  • 10 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 lime juice, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (12 oz) cups cooked chicken 
  • 1 (11 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro (2 tsp dried)
In medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, taco seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes.  Stir in remaining ingredients. Coat evenly.

Cover and refrigerate 25-30 minutes before serving.

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  1. I love Chicken Salad, your recipe sounds delicious!
    Pinning! =)

  2. I agree, you should open a restaurant. I'd come :)
    This chicken salad sounds really unique. I'll be making it sometime soon. Thanks Stephanie!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  3. I would totally eat at that restaurant!

  4. Sounds delicious! I LOVE chicken salad so this will definitely be taste-tested soon. {found you through AL Bloggers link-up}! Happy Football!

  5. What a fabulous twist on chicken salad. Can't wait to try it!

  6. Pinning this one, sounds really good Stephanis.

  7. Yum! We're featuring chicken at Saturday Dishes. I'd love it if you linked this. It sounds awesome.

    Wishes for tasty dishes.
    Linda @www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

  8. That chicken salad looks absolutely divine! However, we need to have chit chat about that Auburn plate ;)


  9. Now this is chicken salad I could get excited about! ;) Yum!

  10. That chicken salad looking extremely delightful..your recipe sounds delicious!
    Fried Chicken Salad

  11. I made this last week, and omg it was so gooood! Thank you for sharing!

  12. I made this last week, and omg it was so gooood! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Made this a couple of days ago. I didn't have any corn so I had to leave it out. Regardless, it was so GOOD! I couldn't quit eating it. I will definitely be making it again. Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. silly question - wanted to make this for potluck at work this weekend. how much is the lime juice? 1 small lime? 1 teaspoon? 1 tablespoon? thanks again!

  15. This looks wonderful. I have just been asked to host a luncheon for about 135 people. How much would one batch make if I use mini rolls and crackers for the GF segment?

    1. This would serve about 6-8 people on regular sandwich buns. So, maybe 16 small rolls?


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