Chicken Salad is one of my favorite uses for leftover chicken, and this particular chicken salad is my favorite way to go about it. It has the same kind of creamy/sweet/crunchy flavor profile going on that you might be accustomed to, but it relies on different ingredients to get there. It’s a zesty and delicious combination and makes for a great sandwich, but I love serving it simply atop a bed of lettuce too.
3/4 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, lime juice, taco seasoning, salt and pepper until smooth.
Add the chicken, corn, black beans, green pepper, onion, and cilantro. Toss to combine.
Chill until ready to serve and enjoy!