Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad (Copycat) Recipe


Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad (Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Chick-Fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad (Copycat)

This Chick-Fil-A spicy Southwest salad recipe tastes like the original. Crunchy, fresh, and spicy, this healthy salad is the perfect meal for a busy day.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


Southwest Chicken Marinade:

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar (or any vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts (or 3 small)

Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad:

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 cups spinach (or romaine), chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 1 cup crumbled tortilla chips (or tortilla strips)
  • cup southwest salad dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


  1. In a mixing bowl, add vinegar, orange juice, avocado oil, garlic, cayenne, and paprika. Whisk until well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place the chicken in an airtight container or freezer bag and pour the marinade in.
  3. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or ideally overnight before baking.

Spicy Southwest Salads:

  1. Place marinated chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Add chopped bell pepper to the baking sheet and continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Let the chicken cool down and rest then cut chicken into slices.
  3. Chop the spinach and place in a large salad bowl. Add tomatoes, black beans, corn, and cheese, chicken and bell peppers into the bowl. Toss all the ingredients together.
  4. Plate salad into 4 portions, add pepitas and drizzle with dressing. Top with crushed tortilla chips and serve.


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 151mg
  • Calories: 358kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 357mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 531mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 705IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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