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With recipes like my Southwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad, you don’t have to worry about sabotaging your healthy lifestyle, yet you can still enjoy an amazing meal that’s satisfying and delicious!

Southwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken SaladSouthwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad

With recipes like my Southwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad, you don’t have to worry about sabotaging your healthy lifestyle, yet you can still enjoy an amazing meal that’s satisfying and delicious!

One thing that I take great pride in is creating recipes that help people eat more healthy foods without feeling deprived. And one of my favorite ways is in a salad.

Now I know what you are thinking, everyone doesn’t love salads. But rest assured I have a method that works 99% of the time.

There are 2 ways to get even the pickiest of eaters to devour a healthy salad:

  1. Fill the bowl with foods they love
  2. Make an amazing, irresistible dressing

While I don’t have any issue getting my hubby to eat healthy in general, this salad topped with chicken and homemade chipotle ranch dressing makes it so much more fun! With this salad, we can enjoy gameday together without feeling guilty about our eating habits. 

Then we customize our salads to meet our taste and goals. Ray loves corn and beans. I prefer to keep mine more low carb. Regardless, I make my salads with less lettuce and more goodies. Like meat, cheese and fun toppings.

And to really make a salad for dinner something special, we are washing it down with a crisp, cold Michelob ULTRA®!

Have I ever told you that I love an ice cold beer?

Of course I drank my share of cheap beer in college, but today I’m 100% a Michelob ULTRA, premium beer girl.

I remember being so excited when I found out that there was finally a beer available that’s low in carbs but still tastes great. I quickly stocked up.

For me, Michelob ULTRA plays a part in living a full life. One that’s filled with friends, fitness and of course—fun! They are the only brand with one foot in your active life and one foot in your social life!

Michelob ULTRA is the Superior Light Beer with 2.6 carbs and 95 calories per bottle. It’s brewed for those who live life to the fullest, who pursue their health and happiness in equal measure.

And an ice cold beer is the perfect pairing for my Southwestern Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad! The touch of chipotle spice is just screaming for a cold beer to wash it down!!

So, get out your grocery list, add Michelob ULTRA at the top and fill in the rest with your favorite southwestern-inspired salad deliciousness! I grabbed my fresh ingredients at my local Kroger, and you can look for Michelob ULTRA Beers at your local supermarket and many other locations. Click here for possible savings in your area.

How to make a Delicious Chipotle Chicken Salad:

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Romaine or Little Gem Lettuce
  • Black Beans
  • Corn (freshly cut off the cob or thawed from frozen)
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Green or Red Onions
  • Jalapeno Peppers or Sweet Bell Peppers

And don’t take any shortcuts, you gotta make your own homemade Chipotle Ranch Dressing!! (recipe is included below, don’t worry!! I got you covered)

Then, Michelob ULTRA came out with an organic option. My heart literally stopped. Are you joking???

A delicious beer that’s low in carbs and certified organic? <<swoon>>

No matter which ULTRA you pick, you really can’t go wrong either way! I just have one question for you… do you prefer to drink from the bottle or do you want yours poured into a glass???

I admit, I’m a bottle drinking gal.

It might shock you but I’m very, very… and I mean VERY low maintenance and a laid back gal who loves a ice cold bottle of beer!

Ray doesn’t love chicken. And while that’s not a deal breaker when it comes to health, when I add a drizzle of my homemade chipotle ranch dressing makes him LOVE it. Ray is a dressing guy who also loves a little spicy kick!

Now that I’ve got you drooling, it’s time to eat!

One last thing, we also love this salad made into a wrap using a tortilla!!

Love Chicken? Here’s some more Healthy Chicken Recipes you might enjoy! 

  • Keto Sriracha Lime Chicken Recipe
  • Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup with Chicken Recipe
  • Easiest Way to Cook a Whole Chicken
  • Easy Indian Butter Chicken Recipe
  • Crispiest Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Waldorf Chicken Kale Wraps

Southwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad

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With recipes like my Southwest Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad, you don't have to worry about sabotaging your healthy lifestyle, yet you can still enjoy an amazing meal that's satisfying and delicious!


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 medium chicken breasts cooked
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce or 8 heads of little gem lettuce
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium avocado peeled and seed removed
  • 25 medium Cherry Tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 cup Sweet Peppers finely chopped

Chiptole Ranch Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream (organic, cultured)
  • 1 teaspoon Homemade Ranch Dressing &amp; Dip Mix
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon water or as neede to thin to desired consistency


Chiptole Ranch Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients together, mix well.
  • Chill for a minimum of 30 mintues prior to serving.

For the Salad

  • Create a salad using your favorie southwest inspired ingredients.
  • Top with Chiptole Ranch Dressing. Enojy with an ULTRA.


Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 2266mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 29615IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 6mg

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