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Southwest Corn and Chicken Salad

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Southwest Corn and Chicken Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 7
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Whether you make our easy southwest chicken salad with corn for a potluck or tuck it into lunch boxes on weekdays, this tasty salad is fast, fresh, flavorful and delicious! We're serious about how quick this dish is—thanks to ingredients like frozen corn and Betty Crocker™ Southwest Style Corn Suddenly Deli Salad Starter Kit, it comes together in just 15 minutes! We'd say that makes it a must-try.
Updated May 23, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 box (2 oz) Betty Crocker™ Southwest Style Corn Suddenly Deli Salad Starter Kit
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeds and membranes removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, combine vegetable blend (from kit) and 1/2 cup boiling water. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    Cook frozen corn according to package directions; drain if necessary.
  • 3
    In large bowl, stir together sour cream, 1/4 cup water and the dressing mix (from kit); stir in chicken and jalapeño chile.
  • 4
    Stir in corn, vegetable blend and cheese. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To give your Southwest Corn and Chicken Salad some extra flavor and color, top the finished salad with green onions and cooked, crumbled bacon.
  • tip 2
    Swap out the jalapeño for a serrano chile if you prefer a little more heat. If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, replace the jalapeño with 2 tablespoons of chopped green bell pepper, or eliminate it entirely.
  • tip 3
    While any cooked, diced chicken works in this easy southwest salad recipe, opt for grilled chicken if you can. It adds a complex, smoky flavor and looks great in the salad, too.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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