Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Santa Fe Chicken Salad

This Santa Fe Chicken Salad is so flavor and makes a perfect appetizer.
I don't want to brag -well maybe a little, but this dish was awesome.  My taste tester, The Fisherman LOVED it!  I'm not sure what to call it - a main dish or an appetizer because it could be both.  For dinner, it could be served on lettuce or tortilla chips, like we did, and for an appetizer, served with tortilla scoops (I wouldn't prefill them as the chips would soften but serve in a bowl along side them).  The mayo mixture had fresh lime juice and chipolte adobo peppers - it has a little heat - you could adjust by more or less peppers but we like it spicy here.  Keep it easy too by using pre-cooked chicken (I use the frozen Target brand and just defrost).

Recipe Source:  Midwest Living June 2003

My favorite part is the fresh veggies.... so colorful and good for you

Mix with the diced chicken, add the dressing and refrigerate for about 2-4 hours

Dig in...and serve on new plates :-)   (Bobby Flay from Kohls)

Santa Fe Chicken Salad Serves: 4-6 Calories: NA Prep Time to Table: 15 minutes plus chilling time
Recipe : Midwest Living June 2003

-1/2 cup mayo
-1 T fresh lime juice
-2 tsp finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
-2 ½ cups cooked chicken, diced
-1/4 cup finely chopped celery
-1/4 cup snipped cilantro
-3 T thinly sliced green onions
-3 T finely chopped red sweet pepper
-3 T finely chopped yellow pepper
-1/8 tsp sea salt
-1/8 tsp fresh black pepper

1. For dressing mix mayo, lime and adobo peppers
2. In medium bowl combine remaining ingredients and pour over mixture. Toss to coat and chill 2-4 hours.
3. Serve on lettuce or with tortilla chips Notes: this would make a good appetizer in tortilla scoops-just be sure chicken is diced small


  1. Great photos and what a yummy recipe. Thanks for visiting me via Katherine's blog hop. I am now following you back via GFC.

    Have a great weekend coming up.


  2. That looks fantastic - I'm off to Santa Fe! I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a salad I made using leftover lamb. Cheers.

    PS Did you know that your word verification stuff/are you a robot etc is turned on? It would make commenting much easier if you got rid of it.

  3. Great color it does look delicious.

  4. just made this for dinner and liked it! We put it in Pita Pockets which worked out nicely! :)

  5. Brag away...this looks fantastic! Gotta love a chicken salad served on chips. Fun!
    Visiting from Tasty Tuesday

  6. This looks delicious! Pinned it so I remember to make it :) I'd love it if you would come on over to Summer Salad Sundays and share this recipe. Here's the link:

    Hope to see you there!


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