Paleo Southwestern Chicken Salad

4.6 from 25 reviews
Paleo Diet: Southwestern Chicken Salad
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 T lime juice
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 3 c romaine hearts sliced thin
  • 1 medium Hass avocado, chopped
  • ¼ t kosher salt
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • ½ can Delmonte Chipolte Chiles diced tomatoes
  1. Combine juice, garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add avocados and stir gently.
  3. Toss romaine in gently until completely covered with sauce mix.
  4. Plate the salad and top with the grilled chicken.

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I have been experimenting with the Paleo diet plan to help my whole family lose weight. I love finding dishes like this one that are full of flavor. By using the new DelMonte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomato varieties, I am able to create a whole new palette of dishes that are rich in flavor, yet cut calories by not using traditional dressings and oils. The new Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes are the perfect way to spice up main dishes and snacking recipes. The big thing about the Paleo diet is using vegetables and fruits without any processed foods. Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties. The majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in.

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  1. Allison
    February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    Del monte ketchup

  2. Carolyn K.
    February 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm — Reply

    Del Monte® Organic Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano

  3. jeanne conner
    February 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    can’t live without their ketchup

  4. Michelle S
    February 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    Diced no salt tomatoes

  5. Michelle S
    February 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm — Reply

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  6. Ronda
    February 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    I like the Citrus Salad.

  7. julie hawkins
    February 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    I like the mixed vegetables

  8. crystal allen
    February 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    i would enjoy the Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes thanks

  9. Michelle Tucker
    February 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    I love the Del Monte® Very Cherry® Mixed Fruit In Light Syrup.

  10. Brian E.
    February 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm — Reply

    Fiesta Corn

  11. Amy
    February 19, 2013 at 11:19 am — Reply

    I’m SUPER excited to jump in to this recipe!

  12. August 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm — Reply

    This looks delicious, who doesn’t love chicken salad? PS I love those forks, so cute!

  13. August 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    This recipe looks really good. I would like to try this in my weekly menu. I’m gonna add it to my grocery list! I think my kids will like it, although I am not too sure how they will do with the chipotle diced chile’s. I’ve used those a couple of times in other recipes and they either love it or hate it. I always love them!

  14. Samantha K
    August 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    That looks delish! I haven’t tried the Paleo Diet yet, but I have heard lots of great things about it.

  15. August 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    I too have been eating paleo. This looks like a yummy option.

  16. August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    That seriously looks so good!

  17. August 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    jen this looks scrumptious!! love chicken salads!

  18. August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    I use those tomatoes in a lot of things. Your salad looks amazing!

  19. Nikki
    August 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    I love chicken salad! This one sounds super healthy too. I’ll have to give it a try!

  20. August 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    I have a sister that is on the Paleo diet and they have loved it! Sounds like it would be delicious!

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