Kat's Southwest Chicken Salad

Kathleen Hagood Recipe

By Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie

No-Cook or Other

My husband and I love spicy foods, so I made up a chicken salad recipe that really pushes the envelope on Southwest flavors! It's such a great change from the traditional chicken salad sandwich.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Ok, wow... this is one incredible sandwich! Even those in my family who don't normally gravitate toward chicken salad fell in LOVE with this one. Enjoy!


1 large
chicken breast, chopped (smoked, bone-in with skin on); remove skin and bone before chopping
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/3 c
red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c
fresh cilantro, pulled from stem then chopped
1/8 c
canned black olives, chopped
pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped
canned chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, chopped ( kat uses two.)
1/4 tsp
ground cumin powder
salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 c
mayonnaise (more if needed, to moisten the above ingredients)
cheddar jalapeno bread or hard sandwich rolls for eight sandwiches
garlic powder
cooking spray
peach slices, pineapple slices, or avocado

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Sandwiches, Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #chicken salad

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Beatrice Wytkin Miss600XT
Aug 13, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jul 25, 2014 - Leanne Macias shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jul 25, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jul 25, 2014
Oh, hey, I 4got to post that I made the sandwiches ystrday for lunch. Served them on a Mexican type roll, which I grilled & topped w/the grilled pineapple rings. Def have to have enuff pineapple to cover the whole sandwich, if not more to help curb the heat lol The flavors go so well 2gether! Thnx for the tips Kat :) I bought an avocado ystrday, so I'm gonna try it w/that nxt. My only question is how do grill avocado? I didn't even kno they were grill-able bc they're such a delicate fruit.
Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jul 24, 2014
Thnx Kat, I'm sure the pineapple will help, too ;)

So I've gotta ?...I just noticed that when comparing my salad to the pics posted that mine has so much more color than the others! To me its almost like the chipotle/adobe sce wasn't used in those recipes bc the adobe in the kind I use is a vry deep red. Is there another version that I'm not aware of? (plz refer to the pic I shared)