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Fiesta Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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