Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad

Zesty Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #saladFresh and zesty Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad loaded with veggies and topped with spicy tomato ranch dressing. This is not your average Grilled Chicken Salad recipe!

Fresh and zesty Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad
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Doesn’t it look glorious?

I mean, really. Have you ever seen a more satisfying looking salad?

We’ve been taking measures lately, to make sure we include more and more fresh raw produce into our diet. I would guess we enjoy a “dinner salad” at least twice a week, if not more. I’m also trying to eat at least one raw vegetable dish a day, so often I enjoy salad at lunch.

Making Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad

There’s something marvelous about cool crisp veggies topped with hot protein, don’t you think? If I could demonstrate how I want to eat (all the time right now) on one platter, it would be this Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad.

Veggies, veggies, and more veggies, topped with juicy seasoned grilled chicken, bacon, and crumbly cheese. Then smothered in a creamy spicy tomato ranch dressing.

That pretty much covers it.

How to Make Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad

The beauty of this Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad is that it’s not only healthy and delicious, it’s also so darn easy to prepare.

I sprinkled zippy Old El Paso Taco Seasoning over the chicken. This eliminates the need for all sorts of herbs and spices in one fell swoop. The taco seasoning coats the chicken, creating a vibrant crusty finish once the chicken is grilled.

Just look…

Spicy Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad

For the salad, I piled the steaming chicken on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce and cuddled it up with ripe avocado and sweet grape tomatoes.

Then I sprinkled fresh corn, crumbled bacon, chopped scallions, and crumbly queso fresco over the entire Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad like magic flavor confetti!

I kind of sprinkled it all over the floor as well. All these ingredients were a little too exciting, if you know what I mean.

Fresh Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad

Loaded Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad on #grilledchicken #salad

Our Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad is truly a feast for all five senses. It’s an aromatic, crunchy, and colorful dinner option that is perfect for spring and summer cooking.

Finished with a simple 2-ingredient spicy tomato ranch dressing, this grilled chicken salad is at the very top of my shortlist right now.

Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Tomato Ranch #salad #mexican

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28 Responses to “Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad”

  1. Melissa from Hungry Food Loveposted April 10, 2015 at 8:21 am

    What a gorgeous plate! I could eat salads like these everyday :)


  2. Lizposted April 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Looks like a perfect meal to me! A rainbow on a plate!


  3. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted April 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Love this! You know how I feel about Mexican food- yummy!


  4. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blogposted April 10, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Such a beautiful salad, and it sounds so delicious. It’s a total win in my books win food is both stunning and yummy :)


  5. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted April 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I absolutely need this salad for lunch right now! I love that it has everything and each component balances and complements the next. Amazing! 


  6. Tieghanposted April 10, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    This is just gorgeous and so flavorful! Love all the color!


  7. Gabyposted April 10, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    This salad is right up my alley!!! I need to make this ASAP!!!


  8. Deborahposted April 11, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Gosh, that looks so good right now!!  I love the goal of making sure you eat at least one raw vegetable dish a day – I need to adopt that.  Starting with this salad!!


  9. Betty Lynneposted April 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I made this salad for Sunday night’s dinner and oh my word! It was fantastic! I grilled the chicken along with two ears of corn and it was amazing. Definitely my new favorite salad. I’m not big on creamy dressings but the addition of the fresh salsa to the ranch was perfect. The only bad thing is there was not one crumb left in the bowl so no leftovers for lunch today!


  10. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted April 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Perfect for summer! I can already tell I’m going to have this one one repeat.


  11. Rachel @ Twin Toughposted April 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    This looks simply amazing, Sommer! Love the bright veggies! Making this ASAP!! :)


  12. Kateposted April 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    This salad is so full of textures and flavors, I love it! 


  13. Sammi @Sunshine Recipesposted May 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Wow, I wouldn’t know where to start! Can I just dump the entire thing in my mouth?! Looks incredible.


  14. Yaliinaposted May 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This is a beautiful & yummy-looking salad! I want to try it with some of our fresh garden produce. But I don’t know what “queso fresco” is (except “fresh cheese” of course). I’ve never seen this in my grocery store. Can you tell me what kind of cheese it is, or what I could sub that would be comparable if I can’t find it? Thanks!!


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  24. Tallyposted March 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    This looks amazing fresh n jus yummy!! 


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