Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad

You will love this recipe that is a Mexican twist on chicken salad lightened up with Greek yogurt.  Easy summer meal and no need to turn on the oven!

You will love this recipe that is a Mexican twist on chicken salad lightened up with Greek yogurt.  Easy summer meal and no need to turn on the oven!

I know, I know.  Here I go again with the Mexican food recipes.  I’m an addict, I tell you!  Any meal that gives me an excuse to whip up a batch of my favorite guacamole and I’m just gonna make it happen.  The best Mexican food I ever had was on my trip to California last year, but since I’m on the other side of the country from California, I need to get my fix by making it at home once (or twice) a week!

My friend Jocelyn has an awesome blog called Inside BruCrew Life and I got the idea for this fiesta chicken salad from there – she is mostly a baking blog, but I have made more dinners from her site than I can count.  This one did not fail to disappoint!  I had the pleasure of meeting Jocelyn in person back in May at the BlogHer food conference in Miami.  She’s super awesome!  She even spoke at the conference.

My hubby and I ate this chicken salad for three days straight because it made so much.  It actually tasted even better as time went on – something about those flavors coming together as it sat in the ‘fridge.  This is so simple to make but the taste isn’t “simple” at all.  Enjoy!

You will love this recipe that is a Mexican twist on chicken salad lightened up with Greek yogurt.  Easy summer meal and no need to turn on the oven!

Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cups

Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad

You will love this recipe that is a Mexican twist on chicken salad lightened up with Greek yogurt. Easy summer meal and no need to turn on the oven!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (can use mayo)
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken, beans, tomatoes, and corn in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place the Greek yogurt OR mayonnaise, cilantro, and lime juice in a food processor or blender (on pulse mode) and pulse until mixed together. Stir the mayonnaise into the chicken mixture until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours for the flavor to develop more.
  3. Serve on bread, in a pita, or in a wrap.
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Recipe source:  adapted from insidebrucrewlife.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

19 Responses to “Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad”

  1. July 16, 2014 at 5:37 AM #

    I love that you used greek yoghurt instead of yoghurt, a healthy alternative and still delicious!! xoxo

  2. July 16, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    Love this twist on chicken salad!

  3. July 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM #

    yum yum yum YUM! Thank You and your friend Jocelyn for this delicious sounding salad – I need to check out Inside BruCrew Life …

  4. July 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM #

    I am addicted to mexican food too, so keep them coming!

  5. July 16, 2014 at 10:54 AM #

    I would totally like to make a vegan version of this with chickpeas and vegan mayo. I bet it would be awesome!

  6. July 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM #

    One can never eat too many Mexican dishes! I love the stuff. And love this — terrific recipe. Thanks.

  7. July 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM #

    My husband and I are also addicted to Mexican food! It’s not only delicious but so easy to make! Thank you for sharing!

  8. July 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

    Well considering I’m a mexican food addict as well I know I would love this! It sounds awesome!

  9. July 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM #

    What an interesting idea

  10. July 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM #

    Woo hoo! I am so glad to hear you are enjoying the savor dinners I post here and there. This chicken salad is one of my favorites and I love that you used yogurt in place of the mayo. It’s a fun healthy twist that I do sometimes too!!! It was so great to meet you at the conference…you are seriously so sweet!!!

  11. July 16, 2014 at 1:09 PM #

    I love it when a recipe (especially a delicious recipe) makes enough for leftovers the next day!

  12. July 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM #

    This looks awesome, Ashley! We are total Mexican food addicts too so I know these would be a huge hit at our house! Love that it’s lightened up too :)

  13. July 16, 2014 at 5:15 PM #

    My husband would devour this!!

  14. July 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM #

    What a great lunch!

  15. July 16, 2014 at 11:45 PM #

    Yum! So much good stuff in a wrap! Would work perfectly for my lunch at work!

  16. July 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM #

    What a great looking wrap! It’s perfect for lunch :)

  17. July 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM #

    Never apologize for a Mexican food recipes — there are never enough! I love Jocelyn’s blog, and this chicken salad wrap looks delicious! :)

  18. July 17, 2014 at 10:46 PM #

    Love the addition of beans! I’ll take a good chicken salad any-day-of-the-week!

  19. July 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM #

    great lunch idea! we love chicken salad!

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