Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch is a quick and easy lunch that’s packed full of flavor.  It’s so good, you’ll want it for dinner!

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I love an easy meal.  While dinner is usually a no brainer for me, lunch is hard.  I never know what I want to eat, or I don’t feel like actually cooking anything.  Lunch is usually my first meal of the day, so I want something to fill me up and isn’t just another sandwich.  When I spotted the Foster Farms Refrigerated Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips at my local Walmart I got an idea and knew they’d be an easy way to dress up my lunch without a lot of work.

Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch | White Lights on Wednesday  #ReadySetChicken #ad

This salad is all the things I love, and just happen to keep on hand pretty much all the time.  I let the Southwest flavor of the chicken guide my salad ingredients, and I’m so glad I did.  This recipe is totally delicious!  Next time I’m throwing in some avocados too, because avocados are always a good idea.

Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch | White Lights on Wednesday  #ReadySetChicken #ad

My favorite thing about these Foster Farms Refrigerated Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips is that they’re ready to eat!  I have an easy source of protein to add to my salad, leftover pasta, or whatever else I’m throwing together for lunch without having to cook and heat up my kitchen on a hot summer day.  Foster Farms Refrigerated Chicken Breast Strips are available for purchase at Walmart and select retailers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada.

Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch | White Lights on Wednesday  #ReadySetChicken #ad

Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch

Southwest Chicken Salad with Green Chile Ranch is a quick and easy lunch that's packed full of flavor. It's so good, you'll want it for dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Julie Kotzbach

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoon salsa verde
  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves rinsed
  • 1 package Foster Farms Refrigerated Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1/3 cup fresh corn kernels cooked and cooled (about 1 ear)
  • 1/3 cup black beans rinsed
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese or queso fresco
  • 1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges
  • Optional Add-Ins:
  • Diced avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced olives

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ranch dress and salsa until well combined. If you like your dressing spicier, add more salsa to taste.
  2. Roughly chop spinach leaves into bite sized pieces, and place in a large mixing bowl. Spoon dressing over spinach and toss to combine.
  3. Add corn, black beans, cheese, and Foster Farms Refrigerated Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips (if desired, chop chicken into bite sized pieces). Stir salad again to incorporate all the ingredients together.
  4. Divide salad into two portions. Serve each salad with 2 lime wedges. Squeeze limes over salad just before eating.

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms®, the opinions are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. says

    This looks so good! I don’t usually think to put this type of salad over spinach but I’m going to go for it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to eat more dark leafy greens! 🙂

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