Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a copycat from McDonalds..I went in a hunt for this recipe since I became obsessed with it. My obsession started because I added a chopped avocado to my McDonalds purchased salad and it was heaven. I got this from, the avocado is optional since it's not in MD's salad but sooo recomended. The dressing that the salad comes with is Paul Newman's Natural Southwest dressing, so sub that if you find it at the store if you don't want to make it from scratch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together marinade ingredients in a small bowl -- add chicken and coat it in the marinade. Set aside.
  2. In a pan spritzed with nonstick spray, cook tomatoes and corn over high heat until slightly charred.
  3. Place lettuce in a bowl, and top with marinated chicken, tomatoes and corn, chopped pepper, and black beans. Sprinkle with cheese and chips. Add the chopped avocados.
  4. In a small dish, combine all of the dressing ingredients with 1 teaspoons water.
  5. Mix in the dressing, squeeze some lime and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I never heard of marinating a chicken breast or any other type of meat, poulty or seafood AFTER grilling/cooking. I would marinate the chicken breast (whole) for this salad for at least a couple of hours and then grill it. I would slice it just before topping the salad.

Lynn in MA June 30, 2011

it was good but dressing was lacking southwest kick...added a pinch of red pepper flakes too

camohn June 17, 2014

Excellent recipe! Im eating it right now and i made it last night too! Its really yummy and so much better making it at home knowing where the ingredients came from. I did make a big goof last night...i didnt have chili powder so i used cayene,big mistake( it was good,but soooo hot ).Thanks ..ill be making this alot (:

luveating May 15, 2010