Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe – This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite!

A salad that includes chips and salsa? Yes, please!

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

This Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad has been one repeat around here lately and once you taste it, it is easy to see why!

Loaded with all sorts of delicious Tex-Mex ingredients, this is one chicken salad that I can happily eat without getting tired of it for a second! 

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

We’ve been using the grill as much as possible for all of our cooking lately. Not only does it help keep the house a whole lot cooler, we’ve loved spending time out on the back porch together in the afternoons as we cook supper.

There’s just something about grilling that feels more communal and brings everyone together laughing and talking about the day, unwinding and relaxing after a day of work, and just spending time together. I’m not sure if it is the grill exactly or being outside that brings on the smiles, but whatever it is, I’m enjoying it! And loving this grilled chicken salad, too!

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

To make this Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad, I start by layering my mixed salad greens on a large platter or in a bowl. Then, I add my black beans, grilled corn that I’ve cut off of the cob, slices of grilled chicken, tomatoes, slices of red onion, and crushed tortilla chips.

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

I serve my Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad with a bowl of my homemade restaurant style salsa nestled into the salad so that everyone can get however much they want on their own serving.

(I love that I found a way to have chips and salsa as a part of my salad! 🙂 )

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

I also love to have my avocado on the side as well. Since we recently found out that Bart is sensitive to avocado, I serve it like this so that those who want avocado can pick up their own avocado without it being in the salad. That way, everyone can enjoy what they like!

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

Then, a quick sprinkling of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice and this fiesta salad is ready for serving!

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Options

Here are some ideas for how you can customize your salad

  • Rotisserie Chicken – Use rotisserie chicken from the deli in place of grilled chicken.
  • Spicy Version – Grill jalapeno peppers until just blackened, allow to cool, dice, and toss into the salad.
  • Ranch Fiesta – Serve this salad with buttermilk ranch dressing to mix with the salsa for a creamy and cool option.

Here’s my Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! // addapinch.com
Yield: 4 people

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes

Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad recipe is kicked up a notch for a spicy Tex-Mex favorite! 

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Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 cups salad greens
  • 2 grilled skinless, boneless chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 ear grilled corn removed from the cob
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup salsa recipe
  • 1 medium avocado

Directions

  1. Arrange salad greens on a large platter or toss into a large bowl. Top with grilled chicken slices, corn, black beans, tomatoes, onion, crushed tortilla chips, and torn fresh cilantro. 

  2. Pour salsa into a small cup and place on the platter alongside the salad for serving. Halve the avocado and place alongside the salad, or go ahead and dice and toss into the salad. 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 671mg 28%
Potassium 876mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 52.5%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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