I love chicken salad, but I REALLY love this Mexican chicken salad topped with Pico de gallo. It’s delicious, naturally low carb, and my recipe uses a little MCT oil for that extra keto punch (optional).
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✅Mexican Chicken Salad with Pico de Gallo
Total Carbs/Serving: 10.9g
Total Net Carbs/Serving: 5.4g
Nutrition: 532 Calories/20.2g Protein/48.4g Fat/10.9g Carbs/5.6g Fiber
1⃣Pico De Gallo Ingredients:
Makes 12 servings; ¼ C per serving
Nutrition: 49.4 Calories/0.7g Protein/4.8g Fat/3.6g Carbs/1g Fiber (2.6g Net Carbs)
1 ½ lbs. Plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Small white onion, diced
1-2 Serrano or Jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
¼ C MCT oil or extra light olive oil
1 Garlic clove, chopped
1 C Cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
½ tsp. Kosher salt
¼ tsp. Ground cumin
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Place in an airtight container an refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
2⃣Mexican Chicken Salad with Pico De Gallo
Serves 4; ~3/4C per serving
2C Chicken, dark or dark and white meat, diced
½ C Green pepper, diced
½ C Chipotle Lime Mayo (https://bit.ly/2qnsHKn)
2 tbsp. Sour cream
½ C Shredded Mexican blend cheese
¼ C Scallions, thinly chopped (green parts only)
½ C Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. Dot’s taco seasoning (see below for recipe)
1 Serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
Sea salt & black pepper for taste (optional)
1 C Pico de gallo, divided
8C Mixed greens
4 oz. Avocado, diced and divided
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, peppers, mayo, sour cream, cheese, scallions, cilantro, taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Chill in an airtight container until ready to serve.
2. For serving, plate 2 cups of mixed greens on 4 separate plates. Top each plate with chicken salad. Top the each serving of chicken salad with ¼ C of the pico de gallo. Serve with diced avocado.
🔔NOTE: If you are not using the pico de gallo, then halve 12-15 cherry tomatoes and mix them into the chicken salad. You’ll need to adjust the carb count accordingly.
Yield 15 servings; Serving size: 1 tsp.
Total Carbs/Serving: 1g
Net Carbs/Serving: 0.5g
Nutrition: 5 Calories/0.2g Protein/0.2g Fat/1g Carbs/0.54g Fiber
2 tbsp. Chili powder
1 tbsp. Ground cumin
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Dried oregano
½ tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Fine grain sea salt
½ tsp. Black pepper
½ tsp. Cayenne pepper