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chicken strips, corn, tomatoes, and black beans set over salad greens in a salad bowl and drizzled with avocado salad dressing

Southwest Chicken Salad

Katerina | Diethood
This flavorful Southwest Chicken Salad recipe is made with fresh vegetables, juicy chicken strips and taco seasoning. It's a healthy dinner salad that your family will love!
Servings : 6
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (about 12 ounces, total)  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1-inch by 3-inch long strips
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning <-- click for the recipe
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 15 ounces (1 can) corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onions
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • Avocado Lime Dressing <-- click for the recipe


  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan set over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken strips with salt, pepper and taco seasoning.
  • Add chicken strips to the hot oil and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Arrange chopped lettuce and baby spinach in a salad bowl.
  • Top lettuce with corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and cooked chicken strips.
  • Add avocado lime dressing and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.


  • Stove


Nutritional Information does not include the dressing. See Avocado Lime Dressing recipe for nutritional info.
WW Information DOES include the dressing. 


Calories: 229 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 36 mg | Sodium: 521 mg | Potassium: 819 mg | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 5362 IU | Vitamin C: 21 mg | Calcium: 63 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 21 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southwest
Keyword: easy chicken salad, easy chicken salad recipe, healthy chicken salad, southwest chicken salad, southwest salad, southwest salad dressing, southwest salad recipe