Mexican Chicken Salad

Mexican Chicken Salad
  • Sumo

Mexican food is probably one of my favorites. The way I used to eat Mexican was pretty unhealthy. My favorites were tortilla chips, cheese enchiladas, nachos and guacamole. The more melted cheese, sour cream and guacamole smothered the food was, the better. I’m happy I can still get a really good Mexican flavor in a more healthy way.

This recipe is quick and easy. You can adapt it any way you like. Use the meat and salad greens that you like best. We make this with steak all the time. Sometimes we put the filling in lettuce boats rather than on top of salad.

Healthier Mexican

Healthier Mexican

Recipe Ingredients

The Chicken Part

  • 400g chicken
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 6 fresh pepperoncini, left whole
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • salt to taste

Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes or strips. Sprinkle with chili powder, mix in lime juice and garlic and let marinate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop onion and peppers. Then saute onions, peppers and pepperoncini in one tablespoon coconut oil.

Peppers and onions

Peppers and onions

Set aside. Then add another tbsp oil and chicken to the pan and saute until just done, return veggies to pan and continue cooking for a couple of minutes until veggies are hot again.

Add the meat

Add the meat

The Chunky Guacamole Part

  • 1 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh corriander
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

Combine everything together and refrigerate.

Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole

The Dressing for the Salad Greens

  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together and spoon over your salad greens. Then add the chicken over the salad greens. Top with the chunky guacamole.

My dinner plate

My dinner plate


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  1. Thank you! I will give this recipe a shot.

    What ‘salad greens’ do YOU prefer?

    • Hi James,
      The greens pictured in this recipe were rucola (arugola, rocket) which I really love to eat paired with steak and balsamic vinegar. Probably my favorite salad greens are baby spinach and beet greens. I also like a lettuce that we get here called lattich.

  2. Mhh,, your dinner pictures looks so nice! This is in the menu for tonight dinner!

    • Thanks Christian 🙂

  3. How many people dose the recipe feed??

    • Hi Sheena,
      It fed two hungry people and there was enough left over that I took it for lunch the next day.

    • Can the recipe be split with 2 people??? And how many weight watchers points do u think this would calculate to??

      • Sorry, I don’t do Weight Watchers or count calories so I have no idea.

  4. Ok thank you…..

  5. What a recipe, im thrilled with it, thank you.. i will be in touch, planning to move to switzerland, the french part, i wish you had some more information about sources, markets, etc, for that part of la suisse as well.

    Very happy to have found you , anyway..keep up the good work

    • Hi Veloudo,
      Good luck with your move! The French region is beautiful. I hope you’ll be very happy here 🙂


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