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If you're tired of the same old chicken salad, try this slightly spicy version. It's attractive and tasty, so it's perfect for every day and special occasions.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3-1/2 cups cooked rice, chilled
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup ripe olives, sliced
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 551 calories, 39g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Stir in rice, chicken, green onion and green pepper. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Serve on a lettuce-lined platter; top with tomato, avocado, olives and chips. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fiesta Salad in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p14

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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