Salsa Chicken Salad Recipe
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Salsa Chicken Salad Recipe

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Here’s a quick and easy chicken salad just as full of flavor as it is colorful, promises Timothy Lewis of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The perfect lunch for busy summertime days!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 313 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 876mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salsa, 3 teaspoons cilantro and pepper; add chicken and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Arrange red pepper and avocado slices on two salad plates; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Chicken Salad in Cooking for 2 Summer 2006, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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