Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad

Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Michael Weldon


Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins


  • 1 Coles Hot Roast Family BBQ Chicken, meat pulled of bones
  • 1 Pack of Coles 4 leaf lettuce mix
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red Onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 ears of corn,
  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 bunch of coriander, leaves picked


  • ¼ cup ZoOSh Free Range Egg Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2tbs of chipotle in adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup Cobram Estate Robust Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Salt


  • ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapenos
  • ¼ cup corn chips, crushed


  • Rinse the quinoa on a sieve under cold water for 2 minutes then cover 1¼ cups of water and cook until all the water evaporates. Then remove from the heat and leave aside to steam for 10 minutes. Then fluff with a fork.
  • Grill the corn in a pan or on the BBQ until softened and charred, cut off the core.
  • Add the mayo, sour cream, lemon, chipotle, olive oil in a bowl and blend with a stick blender until smooth and combined, check for season and adjust with salt if needed. This can be done ahead of time and reserved in an airtight container.
  • Add the chicken, lettuce leaf mix, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, corn, chickpeas, quinoa and ¾ of the coriander leaves in a bowl and mix together until combined. Pour over half the dressing to start with and gently toss through the salad. Add ½ the corn chips, pumpkins seeds and jalapenos, gently mix together.
  • Serve in bowls and top with extra dressing and garnish. Enjoy

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