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Tex-Mex Margarita Chicken Salad

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
This Margarita Chicken Salad recipe has tender and tangy chicken marinated in flavors of margarita mix and lime. Served atop a beautiful and colorful tex-mex salad.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 243


For the Chicken

  • 1/2 cup margarita mix
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 to 6 skinless , boneless chicken breast halves

For the Salad

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce , chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels , cooked
  • 1 can black beans , well rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 1 red onion , diced
  • 1 avocado , sliced
  • tortilla strips or chips , optional
  • Click here for my Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing (Optional)


  • In a large freezer bag or Ziploc bag, combine margarita mix, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder; stir until well combined and add chicken.
  • Close bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Coat grill pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from ziploc bag and discard sauce.
  • Add chicken to grill pan and cook for 6 minutes; flip and continue to cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, or until done.
  • In the meantime, prepare the salad.
  • In a large salad bowl, layer chopped iceberg lettuce.
  • Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, and avocado slices.
  • When chicken is done, slice into strips and add on top of salad.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Tex-Mex Margarita Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 753mg22%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 876IU18%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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