Ensalada de pollo is a delicious Mexican recipe that uses up leftover shredded chicken and veggies and turns it into something amazing! Next you’ll have to try this Mexican tuna salad.
Mexican chicken salad is a simple but yummy dish that’s perfect for the summertime.
We like to make Mexican chicken salad tostadas but you can also serve it with crackers or on bread.
And I have a feeling it would taste delicious in lettuce wraps.
Ensalada de pollo ingredients:
- Sour cream
- Garlic salt
- Black pepper
- White onion
- Pickled jalapenos
- Can of mixed veggies (drained)
- Shredded chicken
What kind of chicken do I need to use?
This is up to you. Just don’t use canned chicken.
I have used canned chicken before in other recipes and it’s good but I wouldn’t use it in this particular recipe.
I suggest you either boil or bake your own chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery.
If you’re going to cook the chicken yourself I suggest either breasts or thighs or a combination of both.
My preferred way is the rotisserie chicken as it’s already cooked and all I have to do is shred it.
Do I have to use canned vegetables?
No, you don’t have to use canned vegetables. You can use frozen vegetables or you can use a combination of fresh and canned or fresh and frozen.
Use what you have available. I just find the canned vegetables much easier as they’re already cooked and ready to use.
How to make it
Put the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix.
Then add the onion, celery, jalapenos and the juice and mix again.
Next add the can of veggies and the chicken.
Mix until everything is evenly coated. Then put it in the refrigerator to chill before serving.
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What do you serve with ensalada de pollo?
We love to serve ensalada de pollo with tostadas or crackers.
It’s also delicious all by itself.
It’s yummy however you choose to enjoy it!
Ensalada de pollo recipe
This is the best ensalada de pollo (Mexican chicken salad) ever! It’s super easy to make and it’s a great meal during the hot summer weather.
It’s a great dish to take to get togethers. Just make sure it stays cold.
It has dairy in it and it will spoil if left out too long.
Give it a try! You’ll love it!
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Ensalada de pollo
Ensalada de pollo (Mexican chicken salad) is a super easy and delicious meal made from shredded chicken and veggies. It can be served with tostadas, crackers or bread.
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup diced white onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos plus 2 tbs of the juice
- 15 oz can of mixed veggies drained
- 3 cups shredded chicken
In a bowl combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, and pepper and mix well.
Add the onion, celery, jalapenos and the juice from the jalapenos to the bowl. Mix well.
Next add the veggies and chicken and mix again until everything is well coated.
Transfer to the fridge to chill for about an hour before serving.