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20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad

This delish 20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad is perfect for picnics, weekday meal prep, or parties and potluck gatherings. 

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I am sorry ahead of time, but I simply cannot get Johnny Nash out of my head right now. Not Johnny, just the song. The song. It’s like an ongoing loop in between my ears.

You know… I Can See Clearly Now  {the rain is gone…it’s gonna be a bright, (bright,) bright sunshiny day…}

I did apologize ahead of time to y’all who have the chorus stuck in your head now too. Especially my Gen X’ers who know we had the best era of music ever 😉

But for reals, it’s been depressingly gloomy and rainy for days on end here and we are finally seeing the glorious sunshine, which is what brought that lyric loop into my brain. I’m over the moon about the sun.

The warmth brings out all the people, their pups, and cheery smiles. People can finally sit with friends over watermelon margaritas.

It’s the perfect time to serve up 20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad. Plus, it’s Cinco de Mayo weekend, so I had to round our week out with plenty of kicked-up eats.

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Here’s why we all adore this 20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad:

  1. It only takes 20 minutes
  2. It’s zesty with flavors your taste buds will be exceedingly happy about
  3. It uses rotisserie chicken, which is my favorite grocery store creation
  4. It’s flexible. Goes with your choice of wraps (lettuce counts,) breads, chips, crackers, or even rice.

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This Mexican Style Chicken Salad keeps well and can be served chilled, making it super easy to pack in a cooler and go wherever you need it to go.

Here’s to all the bright, (bright,) bright sunshiny days 🌞

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20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad

This delish 20-Minute Mexican Style Chicken Salad is perfect for picnics, weekday meal prep (just add wraps,) or parties and potluck gatherings.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins

Yield: 4-6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 7 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (about 1 chicken)
  • 1 cup whole plain yogurt (Greek is great)
  • 1/2 cup real mayo
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1 TB freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro and lime slices
  • Serve with: flour or corn tortillas, chips, crackers, bread, Cilantro-Lime rice, or Mexican rice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken together in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add chicken. Gently fold with rubber spatula until all ingredients are well incorporated. Cover and chill in fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Serve with flour or corn tortillas, chips/crackers, or in a sandwich. Cilantro-Lime rice and Mexican riceare favorite sides. It’s also delicious over a green salad, if you’re looking to cut down on carbs. Keeps well when covered and chilled for several days.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: main, dinner, lunch
  • Cuisine: mexican, tex-mex

Source: Chew Out Loud

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