Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad Recipe
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Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad Recipe

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This hearty and colorful main-course salad is easy to throw together when I get home from work, because it uses canned black beans and Mexicorn and packaged chicken breast strips. I sometimes add a can of ripe olives and fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 frozen breaded spicy chicken breast strips, thawed
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby carrots
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 253 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein .


  1. Heat chicken strips in a microwave according to package directions. Meanwhile, arrange the spinach on individual plates; top with tomato, green pepper, carrots, beans and corn.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, barbecue sauce and ranch dressing. Place chicken over salads. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p31

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KatyH3 57685
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"This was so easy and my husband loved it! I made it without the carrots, because I'm not a huge fan of them. The dressing is awesome."

linsvin 64534
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"This definitely came together quick. The equal portions of the salsa, ranch and BBQ sauce was delicious. I will probably use that as a dip. Next time I would omit the baby carrots though, it was to much of a crunch for the delicate spinach entree."

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