Layered Mexican Chicken Salad



  • 2 cups chopped seeded plum tomatoes (from 5 to 6 tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes (from 5 to 6 tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 15-oz. can unsalted black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce (from 1 head)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast (about 7 oz.)
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears)
  • 3/4 cup prepared guacamole
  • 2 ounces lightly crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) Tajín seasoning, optional


1. Make pico de gallo: Combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt, cayenne, 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, stir together beans, cumin, and remaining 1 tablespoon each lime juice and oil.

3. Divide half of pico de gallo (about 1/4 cup) among 4 large glasses or pint jars. Top each evenly with romaine, chicken, corn, guacamole, tortilla chips, black bean mixture, and remaining pico de gallo. Top each with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon pepitas. Sprinkle with Tajín, if desired.

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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 512
Fat per serving: 25g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 53mg
Fiber per serving: 12g
Protein per serving: 28g
Carbohydrates per serving: 46g
Sodium per serving: 659mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Calcium per serving: 117mg

Good to Know

Tajin seasoning—a blend of Mexican chiles, lime juice, and sea salt—is available in supermarkets. Or swap in another chili powder.

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Robin Bashinsky