This fiesta ranch chicken salad is one of my new favorite salads. This makes enough for a crowd or you can half the recipe for family dinner.
I like to use a spring mix for the greens in this salad. However, feel free to use what ever type you like. Romaine would also be delicious.
Next up is the chicken. You just need 2 cooked chicken breasts. Cook them however you like. On the grill is great. Or feel free to use some rotisserie chicken to make things easy.
This salad is full of all kinds of good stuff. There is a good amount of veggies including corn, red pepper, orange pepper, carrots, red onion, and grape tomatoes. There is also cheese and cilantro in there too. Now, the special ingredient in this salad is honey bbq Fritos. If you are buying the actual brand name Fritos they are sprial shaped. However, I used a bag of the Great Value version and they are shaped like the traditional fritos.
Lastly is the dressing for this salad. It is amazing! I have even made it now for other things beyond this salad. The secret is to use a package of HIdden Valley Ranch fiesta ranch dip mix for the dressing. It makes a delicious ranch dressing with a kick!Print
This recipe is adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.