Chicken Fiesta Salad

Fiesta Chicken Salad with Guacamole

Most days for lunch, I eat a big salad packed with veggies and leftover meat from the night before. This is one of my favorites! This salad is a fresh and delicious version of a salad you might get in a Mexican restaurant, and packed with nutrients! This recipe makes one (big) salad that I usually end up sharing with my two year old! See below the recipe for instructions on how to make easy guacamole.

Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe

Prep

Total

Yield 1

A delicious fiesta salad with avocado, chicken, cucumber, peppers, and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 TBSP cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ an avocado or prepared guacamole (see recipe below)
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 2 TBSP sour cream
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Put salad greens on a large plate
  2. Top with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Enjoy. Olé!

Notes

This recipe works well for a mason jar salad. Simply place salsa in the bottom, followed by guacamole, sour cream, bell pepper, cucumber, chicken, cilantro, lettuce, and shredded cheese. 

Courses Main

Cuisine Mexican

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 659

% Daily Value

Total Fat 33.9 g

52%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g

59%

Cholesterol 184 mg

61%

Sodium 854 mg

36%

Total Carbohydrates 22.5 g

8%

Dietary Fiber 11 g

44%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 67.9 g

136%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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How to Make Easy Guacamole:

  1. Mash 1 avocado with ¼ cup salsa, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp chili powder, and other spices to taste such as garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  2. If you want pico de gallo flavored guacamole, add ¼ cup each of very finely diced onion and tomato and a couple tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  3. Add 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice and mix well

What is your favorite salad recipe?

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