Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeno Dressing


Use rotisserie or leftover chicken in this spicy and healthy chicken salad recipe that's a flavor fiesta.

Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeno Dressing
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup sliced pickled jalapeño chile peppers, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 cup canned yellow hominy, rinsed, drained, and patted dry

  • Cayenne pepper

  • 4 cup shredded romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup chopped orange or yellow sweet pepper

  • Queso fresco, crumbled (optional)

  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) (optional)


  1. For dressing, in a small bowl combine the first six ingredients (through paprika). Stir in enough of the milk to reach desired consistency. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat hominy over low heat 4 minutes or until heated through, stirring gently. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

  3. On a large platter arrange hominy and the next six ingredients (through sweet pepper.) Serve with dressing and, if desired, queso fresco and/or pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 48mg 240%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 412mg 9%
Folate, total 87.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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