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A tostada of Salpicon de Pollo topped with avocado slices surrounded by cilantro and jalapeno.
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Salpicon de Pollo

Salpicon de Pollo is a tasty chicken salad dressed in a light and yummy lime vinaigrette. It’s the perfect dish for picnics, beach days, or potlucks. Serve on a tostada, with saltine crackers, or chips, and enjoy!
Prep Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 175kcal


For the Lime Vinaigrette:

For Chicken Salad

  • 2 breasts chicken already cooked
  • 1 jalapeno diced (or 1 diced pickled jalapeno)
  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup pickled onions (or 1/4 sliced red onion)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced or diced


  • Add the ingredients for the lime vinaigrette in a small bowl.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add the ingredients for the chicken salad in a large container.
  • Pour the lime vinaigrette on top, and mix well to combine.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Add the avocado right before you're ready to serve.
  • Serve with tostadas, saltine crackers, or chips.


You can also make Salpicon de Pollo using leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken.
It will last 3-5 days in the fridge.
Freezing this dish is not recommended.
Whisk the vinaigrette right before pouring over the rest of the ingredients. 
Add the avocado at the end, right before you’re ready to serve – either mixed into the Salpicon de Pollo or as a topping.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 25.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg