Tex Mex Chicken Salad

tex mex chicken salad

My hubby and I were in the mood for Mexican so I thought I would make a Tex Mex Chicken Salad. We really love Mexican food, and I try to make my own versions whenever I can. This salad has a lot of great flavor, and kick and is great for lunch or dinner. The recipe can vary as per how much salad, dressing, or other toppings you use. It’s really up to you. here’s how I made my Tex Mex Chicken Salad!


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1 fresh clove garlic chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned chick peas
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels
  • 1 Hass avocado chopped
  • 1/4 cup or more of lite sour cream
  • lite ranch dressing of your choice


First cook your rice in a rice cooker or on your stove top. Set aside. Grill your chicken breasts in a pan with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Once they are cooked, and cooled, slice them up and set aside.

Next chop and rinse your romaine lettuce in a salad spinner, or colander. Add romaine to a mixing bowl. Chop your tomato, green onion, cilantro, avocado and add to lettuce. Drain your canned chick peas and corn, and add to salad as well. Keep any leftover peas and corn in a Tupperware. Next toss all ingredients and split salad between two plates. Top with cooked rice, grilled chicken, ranch dressing, and sour cream. Like I said in the beginning, the recipe varies, and you may add a different dressing, or more of anything you love! Enjoy!

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