Southwest Chicken Salad


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….with cilantro and cabbage! (I wanted to add this to the title but that got WAY to wordy!!) This salad is a wonderful “salad for dinner” meal.  Nicely paired with cheese quesadillas.

* Decrease the cabbage by half and serve in a pita for a delish salad sandwich.

* This is a great way to use leftover grilled chicken.

Southwest Chicken Salad  
Dressing: 3 TB. lemon juice
3 TB. oil
4 tsp. honey
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Salad: 3 c. chopped cabbage
1 c. frozen corn, no need to thaw
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 c. cilantro
1 c. diced cooked chicken

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, give it a shake shake shake till it is all mixed nicely. In a large bowl combine all of the salad ingredients, give it a nice toss. Either chill both these parts separately or serve right  away. You may either pour the dressing over and stir OR serve the dressing on the side so people can take as much or as little as they like (which is the way I prefer to do it). Enjoy this refreshing salad!

Original recipe from a Taste of Home Magazine, I  have changed some ingredients a bit.


About Bobbi

I am a wife to my wonderful husband. I am a mom to 5 wonderful/busy/crazy/noisey/happy snappy boys. My hobby is cooking and baking, I love to read recipes and organize the recipes I have. I enjoy making food for people and sharing recipes. My husband is not picky and will eat almost anything, my kids are not quite as easy, they can be picky eaters, which has lead me to try to make more “favorite family foods”. I am hoping that through this blog some of my friends and family, or anyone for that matter, will share their favorite recipes too!!! Feel free to email me at if you have any questions, suggestions or recipes you would like to share. I look forward to hearing from you! Bobbi

3 responses »

  1. I want this right now…..I will definately be making this SOON….glad I got lots of chicken from aldi!

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