Copycat Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad created by EmKenBken

Very likely the most popular salad in fast food history, this salad is even better at home. Chef, meet your new dinner party staple.

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30mins
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directions

  • Brine:

  • In a medium bowl whisk together ingredients for brine.
  • Add chicken, making sure to coat evenly. Allow chicken to marinate for 20 minutes. Remove chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat grill to high, oil lightly. Grill chicken turning once until grill marks have appeared and chicken is opaque throughout, about 3 to 4 minutes a side. Remove chicken to a cutting board and slice thinly across the grain.
  • Salad: Toss together salad ingredients. Top with sliced chicken and favorite dressing.
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"Very likely the most popular salad in fast food history, this salad is even better at home. Chef, meet your new dinner party staple."

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  1. Jennifer H.
    This tastes absolutely nothing like the chicken in the Southwest salad. It has none of the heat and is very pickle-y. Orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar and pickle juice, but only an eighth teaspoon of cayenne? This is a 100% fail, to the extent that I'm wondering if you're even thinking of the right salad. Truly, this chicken bears no similarity whatsoever the the Southwest Chicken Salad chicken at my Chickfila.
  2. Jessie G.
    Oh my! This was delicious, we didn't think it was quite as spicy as the CFA salad, so we sprinkled Texas Pete dust on it and it was perfect!
  3. Barbara C.
    Are there “red” onions in this?
  4. EmKenBken
    Copycat Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad Created by EmKenBken
  5. EmKenBken
    Copycat Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad Created by EmKenBken
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