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Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
Luckily, there are some salads that have become family favorites. At home, this recipe is one of them. Some time ago I decided to give chicken thighs a try instead of using chicken breasts, since they’re a more budget-friendly and flavorful option. Try this Tex-Mex version that you will love!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, deboned
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 4 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, sliced in strips
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterrey Jack)

Directions

  • 1
    Season the chicken with salt, pepper and juice from half the lemon. Heat a comal or grill pan and cook the chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
  • 2
    Prepare the dressing in a bowl, mixing the mayonnaise, chipotle in adobo and juice from the remaining 1/2 of the lemon. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, to taste. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander. Stir.
  • 3
    On a large plate, layer the ingredients, starting with a bottom layer of lettuce, followed by tomato, avocado, chips, remaining coriander, green onions and shredded cheese.
  • 4
    Once the chicken is fully cooked, let rest for 5 minutes and slice.
  • 5
    Arrange the chicken over the top of the salad and drizzle with dressing.
  • 6
    Serve.

Expert Tips

  • To save time, use the pieces of broken tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.
  • For a heartier meal, add corn and beans.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Luckily, there are some salads that have become family favorites. At home, this recipe is one of them. Some time ago I decided to give chicken thighs a try instead of using chicken breasts, since they’re a more budget-friendly and flavorful option. Try this Tex-Mex version that you will love!
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