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Mexican Chicken Salad With Pico De Gallo

Hi everyone its dot and today
I’m making a delicious Mexican chicken salad with pico de gallo.
Tasty, a little bit of heat and low carb
The first thing I’m gonna get working on is my pico de gallo
I want it sitting in the fridge for a few hours before I use it — that way the flavors
have enough time to meld with each other. So what am I putting in it? I’m using garlic.
I’m using serrano peppers. If you want to you can use jalapeno or omit the pepper if you don’t like the heat.
Serrano’s are hotter than jalapeno, and I want some heat this time around. I’m using plum tomatoes.
They’re just beefier, and I like the taste. I like that there’s a lot more meat to them.
I’m using a lime, white onion, and of course cilantro with that. I’m gonna go ahead and start chopping everything up.
Alright, I’ve chopped up most of my food. I’m gonna go ahead and start preparing my serrano peppers now.
Just like jalapenos, you want to wear gloves. The oil from these from the seeds … once you cut it open …
you don’t want to rub your anywhere on your face your eyes,
especially. It will burn so just keep that in mind. So I’m gonna go ahead, and I’m just gonna lop off the tops
like that. And they have seeds … just like a jalapeno, I’m not going to include the seeds in my …
dish. I’m just gonna take a spoon … if you can see this with my big old gloved hands in a way
And I’m just gonna start …
Just basically …
Taking out the seeds in the pit.
I just want to do it so I can actually just start working with it
with my gloved hands and just sort of go ahead and take them out and clean it out,
essentially. It’s just like a jalapeno. I’ve showed how to do a jalapeno before but that’s pretty much
how you clean them out. Now if you want to use the seeds in this you absolutely can. It definitely makes it hotter,
just so you know. I tend not to use as many seeds. I’ll use some of them, not all of them.
I’m gonna go ahead and finish cutting these and then we’re going to put together the pico de gallo.
All right, so now we’re gonna start putting the pico de gallo to go together.
I’m using kosher salt and some cumin, and I’m just gonna put that right in there.
Gonna add in my garlic clove .. want it all
minced nice and minced up. My serrano peppers. Onions. Cilantro. Next up, I’m gonna add in the juice from one lime
Now if you prefer lemon to lime go right ahead and use it, that is completely up to you. Pico de gallo is
pretty much straight carb. It’s all veg and lime juice.
I like to add a little bit of fat to it and the way I do that is by adding some
MCT oil since there’s no flavor to it, and it just helps increase …
actually add fat to it since there is no fat with these vegetables here and the next thing you’re gonnna
do is you’re going to just start mixing everything up. If you don’t want to use MCT oil or you don’t have it,
you can use an extra light or just a light olive oil. There’s not a whole lot of flavor to that. It’s all mixed.
I’m gonna go ahead and put this in another container, seal it with a lid, and it’s gonna go in the fridge,
and it’s gonna chill while I’m making my chicken salad. Now
I’m gonna go ahead and make the chicken salad with the Mexican twist. And what gives me the Mexican twist, well,
I’m using a four cheese mixture, which basically … I just picked it up at the grocery store
It said it was “Mexican four cheese style,” so I just picked up a batch, and it’s straightforward cheese,
and it didn’t have any seasoning on it,
and I know some do, but I picked up one that didn’t, so … which is fine with me
I have my own little taco seasoning,
and I’ll put the recipe below so you can make up a big batch and just use for whatever dish you want to make.
It’s really good, and I just go ahead and when I shred my own cheese to make my own Mexican mixture,
I just shred a whole bunch that I’m gonna use for the whole week
and I add my little taco seasoning to it, put it in a ziploc bag, and it stays in the fridge
and you just grab and go as you need it for whatever recipe that you’re making, or if you want to add it to a
salad. So there you go. So I’m using scallions green pepper of course.
I have my cilantro here. I’m using sour cream, and I’m using a mayo, but I’m using a chipotle lime mayo, and
this particular mayo, if you can see that, from the Primal Kitchen. I
love this. And I can’t get enough of this.
It’s not a big bottle, but that’s okay because they don’t put in any junk in this thing.
It’s just real food, and it’s so tasty and the other nice thing —
it’s made with real eggs and also avocado oil, which I love. A big bonus on that. And my chicken — I’m using a
full four pound rotisserie chicken. Again. I just bought a rotisserie chicken.
It’s the organic ones, but it’s plain and that means there is nothing added to it. No sugar, no chemicals, nothing.
It is just a rotisserie chicken. Love it, and it’s awesome.
I’m using white and dark meat, so I went ahead and shredded the dark and I chopped up the white. So let’s go ahead and
get started. I’m gonna go ahead and add the Mayo right now.
Sour cream is next.
Green peppers.
Scallions. Cilantro.
It’s getting pretty full, so I’m gonna start mixing a little bit before it gets terribly out of hand.
I’m gonna add all the cheese and
the seasoning.
All right, I got it all mixed. It took a little muscle work to do that. So now
I’m gonna go ahead and pair this with the pico de gallo.
So I just put it on top. I’m serving it for dinner tonight.
I’m just eating it off of a bed of greens, with a little bit of avocado on the side and
it looks great. It looks yummy. So I’m going to go ahead and give it a try.
This is awesome!
The mayonnaise really is the star of this, I have to … I have to say I just
love the chipotle mayo. I love having the pico de gallo in there. It adds a nice little …
nice little burst of flavor to the chicken salad, and
also what I like … adding the green peppers in the chicken salad … is it adds a nice crunch to it. So does the
pico de gallo, with the onions.
But there’s a nice crunchy texture to it because when I normally make chicken salad, just regular style, I use celery. Well,
how I sort of stumbled upon this is I decided one day …
I didn’t have celery, so I added a green pepper to it, loved it, and thought, “Well, hmm…”
And I started adding more and more to it. My chicken salad tends to be a little creamier
because I shred half the chicken that goes in it, but you can make it however you’d like. But I
hope you go ahead and give this a try … it tastes really good.
If you don’t want to make the pico de gallo …
because it does take time to chop up all those tomatoes … all you need to do is you can make the chicken salad the
way I made it, but just go ahead and add
sliced cherry tomatoes in there and
and just mix that in with your chicken salad, and that’ll still give you a nice taste of tomato in there that I got
with the pico de gallo. So with that, I hope you enjoyed the video. Below the video, you’ll find the entire recipe.
Go ahead and hit like, share, and subscribe, and until next time, I’ll see you

Randall Smitham



  1. Joey TR21X Posted on April 10, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Looks good 🙂

  2. Hula Girl Posted on April 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Dot, why is this so hard. Sometimes, it is so difficult. After a hysterectomy which put me into menopause it is so hard to lose weight. How do you stay positive and not give up?

  3. Paula Harris Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Where did you find that mayo?

  4. hefavors Me Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Looks so good..

  5. Rachel Della Rosa Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Dot your recipes are just great … I will make this real soon… but the mayo where do you buy that ?… my shop rite or stop and shop dont have that … do you get it from amazon? have a great day… Rachel

  6. Stuart Pierce Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Wonderful idea! Great for summer
    When you don't want to heat up kitchen.
    Thanks Jennifer 😃

  7. Diane Kennedy Posted on April 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I can never find your recipes below? How do I get to them

  8. Dianne Hughes Posted on April 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I really enjoy your videos. You have a nice calm way about you that makes it easy to watch and enjoy and your recipes are …Yummy!!! Can't wait to try this; I love MEXICAN!!!

  9. Marie Pula Posted on April 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Great change up on a salad, will be making this one. Thanks for your videos

  10. Papa G's Low Carb Recipes Posted on April 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Very nice Dot! While I can't say I have a favorite cuisine, Mexican is right there on top… I love me some spice! Great recipe as always Dot.. You and John do a fantastic job!!

  11. Diane Craig Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    This is a great twist on chicken salad, thanks for the inspiration! Also, your face is DEFINITELY showing a loss… less puffy… 🙂 you are doing great!

  12. Kimberley Johnson Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    This looks so yummy! And all the flavours that I like, can't wait to try it! TFS

  13. Angela Umstattd Posted on April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I love your recipes and would like to see your take on a Swedish Meatball recipe. ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Vickie Cook Posted on April 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Looks wonderful. I'll have to order some of that Primal Mayo from Amazon. Very limited on brands where we live thank goodness for mail order! Another appetizing dish Dot!

  15. Natalie Oramas Posted on April 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Another great recipe Dot! Thank you and keep them coming <3

  16. missmayflower Posted on April 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I love your recipes!

  17. Elizabeth Fry Posted on April 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    thanks for yet another great recipe, now just need to find the some of the products in the uk, but in the meantime i can work around this

  18. Rachelle Pincus Posted on April 10, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    This looks really good. I am going to try it. Thanks Dot

  19. Michelle O Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    This looks amazing I’ll try this on the weekend !
    You look great as well

  20. Sherie Black Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I love it when you "hit the easy button" recipes. Thank you.

  21. Marie Mason Posted on April 11, 2018 at 1:22 am

    This looks delish and you look so pretty in this video too!

  22. Dave Liebler Posted on April 11, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Looks great DOT!! and so do you!! keep up the good work!!

  23. D H Posted on April 11, 2018 at 3:26 am

    DOT! Have you heard of a snack called CelloWhisps made only with cheese? I found them at Costco today…they are a crunchy salty cheese snack….only 1 carb per serving and no sugar! If you look at their website, they have 3 different flavors; the Costco today had the Parmesan ones…I walked right past the sample lady station thinking, oh great! One more thing that I shouldn't eat…then I heard her say, made only with cheese! Well of course, my Keto ears perked up! I was so excited, I almost hugged the sample lady! The parmesan serving size is for 15 (they are small little wafers of goodness)…and actually, I was thinking I'd eat the whole bag But…they are quite 'rich' (you can't really pig out on them, kinda like that almond mug bread where you can't eat a whole one!)…just thought I'd run it past you! 🙂

  24. MARIA CLARK Posted on April 11, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Yum keep going !!! Lovin your recipes

  25. Evie K Posted on April 11, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Wow you have lost so much weight! You look 10 years younger! Good for you! How did you do it, what did you do different?

  26. D.K. Benson-Smith Posted on April 11, 2018 at 4:50 am

    This looks delicious!🌶️
    You're an excellent, no nonsense presenter. 👍
    Thanks, Dot!

  27. Diane Johanson Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Jalapeno peppers burn your hands bad! Gloves work wonders!

  28. Diane Johanson Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:41 am

    You are looking skinny! Good work. I have 40 or 50 pounds left to go.! You are looking great!

  29. Diane Johanson Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Looks so good, Dot!

  30. Diane Johanson Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:44 am

    I just bought Jicama and cucumber to try.

  31. Tully Soulliere Posted on April 11, 2018 at 7:50 am

    You are looking great …don`t you just love keto!!!!

  32. dawn rhodes Posted on April 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This looks delicious! Thank you!

  33. Gail Blain Posted on April 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    YUM – I am sort of addicted to Sriracha Chicken Salad BUT I may need to take a break and try this — we are Pico lovers and grow tons of tomatoes for pico making. As always, a great video Dot!

  34. Mary M. Posted on April 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you for another great recipe video! Please tell me where does a person buy those gloves?

  35. Harrrgh Posted on April 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This looks amazing and I have to make this. Thanks Dot!

  36. Beth Banderton Posted on April 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Definitely going to try this but do you have to use Chipotle Lime Mayo or can you use a plain Mayo?

  37. Wannabe Better Posted on April 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Dot, your recipes lately have been over the top!

  38. sarah richardson Posted on May 1, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Just recently started keto. This looks awesome. Thanks for the recipe.

  39. Pat Gray Posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Nice idea adding to my list to watch later
    That way it will not get lost o cam jot down the recipe

  40. After Party Posted on November 5, 2018 at 4:27 am

    this is so my dinner to night wow!