Looking for a twist on traditional chicken salad? If you love chicken salad and you love southwestern flavors, you are going to love Southwest Chicken Salad.
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Chicken salad is the perfect light lunch or dinner idea. If you want something with a little more to it, this chicken salad has it. It is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients that take it from being a boring chicken salad to outstanding.
Southwest chicken salad can be used as a lunch at home or even packed for a picnic. It can be eaten as is or put on a sandwich. It is also great over salad. We have eaten this chicken salad so many different ways and it is so good every time. It can be made as a keto or low carb version or if you use light mayo or greek yogurt it is perfect for Weight Watchers. It is the perfect recipe for anyone.
What to Serve with Southwest Chicken Salad
If you are wondering what you can serve with this I would like to recommend:
Variation to Southwest Chicken Salad
This is a great tasting salad. I love that you can easily change the recipe to fit your needs.
- Eating Low Carb or Keto: Take the beans and the corn out of this recipe
- Want more Spice: Add jalapenos or other hot peppers
Ingredients in this Salad
- Dry Ranch Mix (or Fiesta Mix)
- Hot Sauce
- Orange Pepper
- Red Pepper
- Black Beans
- Whole Corn
- Diced Tomatoes
How to Make Southwest Chicken Salad
Start by draining your chicken and adding it to a large mixing bowl.
Add in the miracle whip, hot sauce, and ranch mix.
Add in the vegetables.
Stir until well combined.
Serve and enjoy!
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Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe
- 2 12.5 oz. cans Chicken
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 packet Dry Ranch Mix or Fiesta Mix
- 1/2 cup Hot Sauce
- 1 Orange Pepper
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1/2 Can Black Beans leave out if keto/low carb
- 1/2 can Whole Corn leave out if keto/low carb
- 3/3 cup Diced Tomatoes
- Start by draining your chicken and adding it to a large mixing bowl.
- Add in miracle whip, hot sauce, and ranch mix.
- Add in vegetables.
- Stir until well combined.
- Serve and enjoy!
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