Chicken Enchilada Salad with Caesar Dressing

A must make salad that’s packed with flavor! Layers of romaine lettuce are topped off with seasoned enchilada chicken, charred corn, homemade Caesar dressing and much more!

Flavorful chicken enchilada salad with creamy homemade Caesar dressing recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Weekends are never long enough! I’m still waiting and hoping for three day weekends to become the new thing. More fun, more down time, less work. Or at least that’s the idea. More time to enjoy life.

It may not technically be something fun but I cleaned my car this weekend. Ahh! It feels so good to have the inside freshly vacuumed and wiped down. If only it would stay that way but, with three kids the inside gets dirty fast. Let’s see how long it stays clean this time.

We’re in the home stretch for this school year! If only we could get the Summer-like weather back! It had been so nice and hot. Then, as soon as we opened the pool it turned cold and rainy. It’s crystal clear and we’re just waiting for warm weather to heat it up! Any time now… And then I can use my fun new donut pool float!

Flavorful chicken enchilada salad with creamy homemade Caesar dressing recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lunches can get boring real quick. I find that to be especially the case since I’m always having lunch with the kids. A while back I threw together a few leftovers in the fridge and I was immediately hooked. Now I go out of my way to make sure I have those same flavorful ingredients ready for a quick lunch. Even the kids are asking for it now! It’s that good! I never thought I’d see the day they’d be requesting salad, but it happened!

This is hands down my favorite salad. I’m currently obsessed with it. I combined two of my very favorite things – the spicy seasoned chicken from my chicken enchilada pizza and Caesar salad (and a whole lot of other yummy things). If you’re not a Caesar fan, you can absolutely substitute with something else… ranch would be an equally delicious option!

It has it all and a great range of flavors that all work beautifully together. Spicy seasoned enchilada chicken, sweet charred corn, creamy Caesar dressing, cheese and so much more! Get out of your boring salad rut and give this chicken enchilada salad a try. I promise you’ll love it!

Flavorful chicken enchilada salad with creamy homemade Caesar dressing recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Chicken Enchilada Salad with Caesar Dressing

A flavorful salad featuring seasoned enchilada chicken, charred corn, creamy homemade Caesar dressing and much more!
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 plus



  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3/4 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Romain lettuce chopped
  • Tortilla chips broken
  • Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • Colby Jack cheese shredded
  • Lime wedges optional
  • Caesar salad dressing
  • 1 ear of corn cooked and charred


  • Halve the chicken breast and place in a small saucepan. Sprinkle with spices and top off with chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until cooked through. Remove chicken and shred, then return to saucepan and continue to cook until liquid has cooked off. Transfer chicken to a clean bowl. 
  • Prepare corn and toppings. 
  • In a large bowl, toss chopped romain lettuce with Caesar dressing. Arrange coated romain on a serving platter. Layer with broken tortilla chips, seasoned chicken, cherry tomato halves, charred corn and shredded cheese. Serve with optional lime wedges and additional dressing. 


Recipe serves roughly 2-4.
*Add desired amount of toppings per personal preference.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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22 Responses to “Chicken Enchilada Salad with Caesar Dressing”

  1. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    This salad is AWESOME. I love everything about it!

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      Rachel — June 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks so much, Hayley!! :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I am on a hunt for a good chicken salad. This looks crazy good!

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      Rachel — June 9, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks Anna! :)

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    Amanda — June 9, 2015 at 12:41 am

    This salad looks AMAZING!

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      Rachel — June 9, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Medeja — June 9, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Love this salad! Looks very delicious!

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      Rachel — June 9, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Malinda @ Countryside Cravings — June 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This looks awesome! I eat salads a little more often in the summer since they’ aren’t so heavy. I hear ya on the summer lunches can get kinda boring! PBJ’s three days in a row and the kids are begging for something different. :)

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      Rachel — June 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

      The best part is the chicken can be used for so many different recipes, but this salad is a huge winner for easy and tasty lunches. :)

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    Erin — June 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    So this was pretty much the best salad I have EVER had! Used boneless thighs, since it’s what I had thawed out last night. Turned out amazingly.

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      Rachel — June 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

      That’s a perfect substitution! So glad you enjoyed the salad, Erin! :)

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — June 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Had chicken salad for din last night but it did NOT compare to this awesomeness! Pinned!

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      Rachel — June 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Thanks Senika! :)

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    Farha - faskitchen — June 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    what not to love about it.. the salad looks bliss to much on.. yummy

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      Rachel — June 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Thanks so much Farha! :)

  9. #
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — June 12, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Rachel – This salad is awesome. It is the perfect hybrid between caesar and taco salad. We’re getting really humid and hot weather in CT now. It hit 90 yesterday.

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      Rachel — June 14, 2015 at 8:41 am

      I’m honestly loving this heat. I hope it sticks around now!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — June 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    can’t go wrong with an amazing looking salad like this!!!

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      Rachel — June 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks Nicole! :)

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — June 21, 2015 at 3:56 am

    This is my type of salad! Healthy whilst still being delicious and slightly naughty at the same time.

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      Rachel — June 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

      So glad to hear it! Thanks Thalia! :)

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