Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by BogeysMom

This is a recipe I invented to satisfy our craving for a similar salad in a local restaurant. My family loves it.

Top Review by Susie in Texas

This tastes surprisingly like the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad we get at our local Dairy Queen. I sure was glad to find this recipe because we love this salad. To make it even easier, I used restaurant style Tostitoes brand tortilla chips. I added some fresh diced tomatoes to the salad. I absolutely love the ranch dressing mixed with salsa. Thanks for posting this recipe. It's one we will make often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken breasts with Essence, drizzle with olive oil and grill or bake until done.
  2. You can also substitute fajita seasoned sliced chicken breasts strips here.
  3. Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.
  4. Toss the lettuce with your other salad"stuff".
  5. Slice the corn tortillas into thin strips and deep fry until crisp.
  6. If you stop short of crisp, the tortillas will be tough.
  7. Test one and if this is the case, just refry til crisp.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Divide the tortillas into four equal portions and place on individual plates (I use deep pasta bowels).
  10. Place the lettuce mix on top of the tortilla strips and put an equal portion of chicken breast on each.
  11. Mix together the Ranch Dressing and salsa 1:1.
  12. Pour this over each salad and sprinkle cheese on top.

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