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Monday's Leftovers: Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Wraps

Monday's Leftovers: Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Wraps

If you have any of last night's beer can chicken left, then I highly recommend taking the juicy meat and turning it into a flavorful tex-mex chicken salad. Wrapped in a tortilla, this salad will make a great dinner for a hectic Monday, or as a lovely snack for Tuesday. To check out the simple recipe,

The salad should make enough filling for 2 wraps, however you can modify it depending on how much chicken you have leftover.

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
From Allison Ehri in Fine Cooking #79
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For the dressing:
2 Tbs. sour cream
1-1/2 Tbs. fresh lime juice, more as needed
Generous pinch ground cumin


For the salad:
1/2 ear fresh corn, browned under the broiler or on a grill, kernels removed (about 1/3 cup)
1 cup chopped or shredded leftover grilled or roasted chicken
1/3 cup medium-diced cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup small-diced avocado
2 Tbs. thinly sliced scallions (about 2 scallions)
2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. minced fresh jalapeño or serrano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, 1-1/2 Tbs. lime juice, and cumin and mix well.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, corn, tomatoes, avocado, scalllions, cilantro and jalapeño.
  3. Add dressing and gently fold all ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld. Before serving, adjust the salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste.
  5. Serve wrapped in tortillas or as a dip for chips.
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rhythm261 rhythm261 9 years
sounds easy and delish. I eat a lot of chicken so this would be a good leftover makeover.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
JennaV JennaV 9 years
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
I saw Tina Nordstrom's show and absolutely DROOLED over the things she prepared. She's amazing!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
This looks so good!! I'm definitely making it this week!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
oooooo! anything with sour cream wins my seal of approval
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
OH! With Fat Free Sour cream that will be really very low, fat. YUMMY!
Rach3408 Rach3408 9 years
That sounds so good. I've been looking for a good chicken salad recipe too! Def going to try this!
studio524 studio524 9 years
Thanks for this idea! Now I'm hungry.
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 9 years
I'm definately trying this out this week!
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
yummy idea !
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
yummy idea !
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