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Mexican Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe is a Mexican adaption of the famous Russian salad, but with chicken added. The salad has some of the same ingredients as the Eastern European version, but the Mexican version has several variations, that include ingredients like red peppers or corn.
Course Chicken, Salads
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
refrigerate 45 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 327kcal


  • 16 oz chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 8 oz carrots cooked and diced
  • 14 oz potato cooked and diced
  • 5 oz celery finely chopped
  • 6 oz canned sweet peas drained
  • 1 apple peeled and diced
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 parsley spring to garnish


  • Saltine crackers
  • Pickled jalapeños and carrot slices


  • 16 oz elbow pasta cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup of sour cream or Mexican cream
  • 1 American or sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the cooked and shredded chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, sweet peas and apple into a large bowl.
  • Mix gently and stir in the mayonnaise (carefully, to avoid breaking or mashing the cooked vegetables).
  • Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 4 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Believe me, it is worth the wait, as it will definitely taste better.


  • Dice the cheese into small cubes, and make sure the cooked macaroni is cool, otherwise, it will melt the cheese.
  • Mix in the Mexican cream or sour cream. Stir and gently add the Cheese, making sure it is well mixed. As mentioned above, some recipes also add diced cooked ham (if you choose to do so, add it along with the cheese). Season with salt and pepper. Stir and refrigerate until cool to serve alongside the Mexican Chicken Salad.

To serve, provide some saltine crackers, and for the adults, add pickled jalapenos & carrot slices.


    *Some recipes also add diced cooked ham to the macaroni salad.


    Serving: 6oz Chicken Salad | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5025IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.3mg