Flashback Friday & Weekend Potluck #20

Welcome to Flashback Friday and Weekend Potluck!

   Flashback Friday means I am featuring one of my FAVORITE recipes from the archives of this blog. This delicious Mexican Chicken Salad comes from a post last June that had me cracking up, entitled: Pillow Wars.

  Go check it out!

  This is a FANTASTIC Mexican salad with a killer homemade Chili Lime dressing and colorful pico-de-gallo that will make you say “Mmmmm” with each and EVERY bite.

      Oh my stinkin’ word, #1 best salad EVERRRRRR!!!!!

  Now, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but don’t be alarmed, it comes together easily and you can do everything in advance if that helps!  Trust me, it is WORTH it!  Did I already say, MMmmmm?

Mexican Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Dressing


  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 Small Limes)
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • _____
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Yellow Pepper, Diced
  • ½ whole Red Onion, Diced
  • ⅓ cups Fresh Cilantro, Snipped
  • 1 can Corn, Drained (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 whole Large Tomato, Diced
  • _____
  • 8 cups Mixed Greens Of Your Choice
  • 4 whole Grilled Seasoned Chicken Breasts, Cubed
  • 1 whole Hass Avocado, Mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Mexican Cheese To Taste
  • Your Favorite Ranch Dressing
  • Crunchy Tortilla Strips (found Them By The Croutons)

Preparation Instructions

Combine all of the dressing ingredients and mix well.

048Combine all of the pico de gallo ingredients and mix well.

To assemble salad: place mixed greens on each plate, add a generous helping of pico, some grilled chicken cubes and cheese. Add a dollop of mashed avocado (mix the avocado with the lime juice and some salt, to taste) to the top of each salad.

Drizzle with mostly ranch dressing and a small amount of the lime dressing. Top with tortilla strips.

Enjoy! Its SO delicious I betcha you’ll say MMMMM with every bite too!066

Now, on to Weekend Potluck, where friends and foodies meet and eat together, ALL weekend long!

We are so glad to have all these amazing bloggers linking up and hope that you look forward to Weekend Potluck each week as much as we do.

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

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Recipes that caught our attention ~

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Macaroni and Cheese Lasagna

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