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

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


  • 1/4 C white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salad
  • 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
  • 1/2 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • tortilla strips for garnish


  • Combine all the ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Set aside until ready to serve
  • Salad
  • Combine all ingredients except for chips.
  • Toss with dressing.
  • Garnish with chips.
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Hi - I'm Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 28 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. I hope you'll take the time to make a comment on a subject that inspires or interests you and that you will share some of your tips and ideas, recipes etc. too!
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