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Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

4
chicken thighs, deboned
Salt and pepper, to taste
1
lemon
1/4
cup mayonnaise
1
tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
4
tablespoons chopped coriander
1
head Romaine lettuce, sliced in strips
2
medium-sized tomatoes, diced
2
avocados, diced
1
cup crushed tortilla chips
4
chopped green onions
1/2
cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterrey Jack)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
872.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
66.9g
103%
Saturated Fat
14.0g
70%
Cholesterol
205.3mg
68%
Sodium
1024.0mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
32.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
14.4g
58%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
41.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
64.50%
64%
Calcium
24.50%
24%
Iron
27.20%
27%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

To save time, use the pieces of broken tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.

For a heartier meal, add corn and beans.

Directions

  • 1 Season the chicken with salt, pepper and juice from half the lemon. Heat a comal or grill pan and cook the chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
  • 2 Prepare the dressing in a bowl, mixing the mayonnaise, chipotle in adobo and juice from the remaining 1/2 of the lemon. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, to taste. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander. Stir.
  • 3 On a large plate, layer the ingredients, starting with a bottom layer of lettuce, followed by tomato, avocado, chips, remaining coriander, green onions and shredded cheese.
  • 4 Once the chicken is fully cooked, let rest for 5 minutes and slice.
  • 5 Arrange the chicken over the top of the salad and drizzle with dressing.
  • 6 Serve.

Luckily, there are some salads that have become family favorites. At home, this recipe is one of them. Some time ago I decided to give chicken thighs a try instead of using chicken breasts, since they’re a more budget-friendly and flavorful option. Try this Tex-Mex version that you will love!

Rate and Comment

Pilar Hernandez Pilar Hernandez
September 14, 2015

Luckily, there are some salads that have become family favorites. At home, this recipe is one of them. Some time ago I decided to give chicken thighs a try instead of using chicken breasts, since they’re a more budget-friendly and flavorful option. Try this Tex-Mex version that you will love!