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Mexican Chicken Salad

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6
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by: Nicole Presley
Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  • 1 cup shredded chicken (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/8 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 pickled jalapeños (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • 1
    Add the chicken to a large mixing bowl.
  • 2
    Add in the corn, peas, and fresh cilantro. Mix well.
  • 3
    Add the jalapeños and mayo. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • 4
    Squeeze the lime juice on top and mix.
  • 5

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This can be served as an appetizer on a tostada or as a main dish served on a bed of greens.

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More About This Recipe

  • I'm really lucky in many ways. And one of those ways is that I come from a long line of amazing cooks. Whether it's a birthday or holiday or simple get-together, I can look forward to a stunning spread from my aunts and my cousins. I'd say around 80% of the people in my family are serious talents in the kitchen; we'd make for an amazing TV show based on cooking and family! Last year I remember going to my little cousin's beautiful quinceañera and noticed that my other cousin Marylou had made a chicken salad. I remember taking the first bite and thinking, “Oh man, am I in heaven.” I quickly made a beeline for Marylou to ask her for the recipe and see what the secret was. She called it a Mexican chicken salad because it had peas and corn… no secret at all, just a delicious blend of basic ingredients. I ate it as an appetizer on a tostada just before the main course was ready. It was the perfect little bite for the hot weather, and I recommend you give it a shot!
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