Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner.

Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in my pile of recipes for years and I have hung on to because I know it is a good one since it came from my sister in law! I finally decided to put it to the test this week when I need a quick and easy dinner. I was right – it is a good one.

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

The salad is a combination of romaine and spring mix lettuce topped with black beans, tomatoes, avocados, grated cheese and some tortilla strips.  Yum!  It comes together so easy and quickly.  Perfect for a busy night.  You could use leftover chicken or I like to quickly cook my chicken breast in the microwave using this method.  You get perfectly moist chicken every time!

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

It has a yummy home made dressing that is made with taco seasoning mix so the salad tastes just like a traditional taco salad but instead of hamburger this one has chicken.  A nice change.

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Recipe originally shared at 30 Handmade Days.

For some other yummy main course salads try these:

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Chicken Chop SaladCafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad


Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
  • ¼ C white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 C cooked chicken cubed
  • 6 C lettuce (romaine and spring mix)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ C cheddar cheese, grated
  • tortilla strips for garnish
  1. Combine all the ingredients and stir to mix.
  2. Set aside until ready to serve
  1. Combine all ingredients except for chips.
  2. Toss with dressing.
  3. Garnish with chips.

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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Wow this looks amazing! We love salads at our house and this looks like it’s full of flavor and goodies (we love that). Pinned. Following on some of your social media sites.

  2. says

    I’m pinning this right now-that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Black beans are tricky to find here in Australia but I am going to do my best to find some!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly say G’day Saturday link up. It has just started and this would be a perfect addition!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz


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