Southwest Chicken Salad I


This is a highly seasoned salad that is a nice change from the typical 'taco' version. Even my kids and their friends love it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce

  • 4 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ small red onion, sliced into rings

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 6 ounces tortilla chips


  1. In a covered jar, mix the lime juice, olive oil, salt, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin. Cover, and shake until well blended.

  2. Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Toss with the chicken, black beans, onion, and tomato. Just before serving, toss with the dressing mixture and Parmesan cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, either crushed over the top of the salad, or on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
24g Fat
23g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 404mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.