Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salad


This chopped salad is loaded with everything you love- and so comforting!Behold my friends- Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salad. AKA. my lunch at least twice a week for the past few months (lol) because I LOVE it so much. I can’t say enough good things about this salad. It is so comforting, pretty healthy if you ask me, and out of this world delicious!

This Tex-Mex salad contains lots of yummy things. Crunchy romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, green onion and of course grilled chicken. I like to cook up small bite-size pieces of chicken seasoned with just salt and pepper. Then throw them in at the very last while they’re still a little warm. Then I toss it all together with the heavenly taco-flavored ranch dressing. Mmmm! It is wonderful, flavorful and the most amazing salad this side of Texas. 😉 

This chopped salad is loaded with everything you love- and so comforting!

Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Holly


Tex-Mex Dressing

  • 1 cup ranch dressing can use light dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons mild taco seasoning

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in bite-size pieces
  • 4 to 5 cups Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 cup tortilla chips crushed


  • In a small bowl, whisk together ranch dressing and taco seasoning until combined. Cover and place in fridge to chill until ready to use.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, cook and stir chicken pieces over medium-high heat until cooked through. About 12 minutes. While chicken is cooking season with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients together. When chicken is finished cooking let cool slightly then add to salad. Add dressing a little at a time then gently toss until all combined and coated.
  • Serve immediately in individual bowls and enjoy!



Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salads!

Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salads!


Grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes and so much more in this flavor-packed salad!



This chopped salad is loaded with everything you love- and so comforting!


This chopped salad is loaded with everything you love- and so comforting!


I make this for an easy dinner all the time. Chicken, black beans, corn and that dressing is the best!

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15 thoughts on “Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salad

  1. Made this for dinner tonight. Normally, my husband would not like salad for dinner. He loved it, as did I. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for a great recipe.

  2. This was amazing!! It’s similar to the Mexican style salad at McDonald’s but obviously this is so much better! I used a rotisserie chicken and just heated it up with the frozen corn and black beans, let them cooled down and added it to the rest of the ingredients. It was ready in no time!

  3. This salad was delicious and a definite make again!!! I cheated and used a rotisserie chicken and but otherwise followed the recipe and it was so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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