McDonald's Southwest Salad Recipe
This McDonald's Southwest Salad is a delicious copycat recipe of the fast food chain's salad, right down to the smoky southwest dressing and crispy chicken!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1/2 lb chicken tenders
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup regular breadcrumbs
- Cooking spray & salt to taste (optional)
- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- Black beans
- Tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
- Tortilla strips
- Cilantro, chopped
Southwest salad dressing
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
Preheat oven to 425 F. Crack egg into a large bowl, then coat chicken in it. Mix panko and regular breadcrumbs in a large bowl, then coat chicken in the mixture.
Place chicken tenders on a parchment-lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray then season with salt if desired. Bake for 6-7 minutes per side until chicken is fully cooked.
Meanwhile, mix ingredients together for salad dressing and assemble ingredients for salads while chicken is cooking.
When chicken is done, remove from oven and let cool. Slice into strips then top each salad with chicken and toss in 2 tbsp of dressing (or less) per salad. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14635IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 4.5mg