In Love with McDonald's Southwest Chicken Salad

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
September 28, 2009 12:39pm CST
or some reason I seem to be in love with McDonald's Southwest Chicken Salad. Have you tried this yet? It has salad greens, corn, black beans, a little shredded cheese and these wonderful thin tortilla type chips. It also has a wedge of lime with it and comes with Paul Newman's Southwest dressing. It's really good.
10 responses
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
7 Oct 09
Hi shar, I have to say it sounds truly awful but then I wouldn't expect Mcdonalds to be able to come up with a decent salad. It will not be chicken on it but some rehydrated goop from the cutting room floor pasted together to resmemble chicken, mixed in with it sounds a lot of tinned stuff. It would be much healthier just to prepare a nice salad at home.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Don't knock it until you try it.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
30 Sep 09
That is a good one. They didn't have the one I used to order and I had to hurry and order one because someone I was with said order and I'll pay. It was goood. I enjoyed it very much. I'm thinking about making my own version.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Glad you enjoy it as much as I do. Good luck on your trial recipe.
• United States
29 Sep 09
I haven't tried it, I'm not a McDonalds fan but lately they have introduced some new stuff that made me try them again. I like Wendy's southwest salad because it has chili in it. Thanks for the suggestion.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Your welcome. I haven't had Wendy's in years because I never liked their food either. Not to mention they seemed to have closed the Wendy's around here.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I think I tried it once, it was pretty good. I usually order the Southwest Chicken Taco Salad at Goldie's, its similar, and very good too.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Glad you had one like it somewhere else. We don't have a Goldie's around here.
• United States
28 Sep 09
That sounds really good. Thank for the heads up I shall give it a try.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Your welcome. I hope you enjoy it.
• United States
28 Sep 09
That does sound yummy. I have to admit I have never tried it. Jack in the Box has a fajita that sounds a little like what you describe but I have not had this salad from McD's. I might have to take a trip there and try this salad as a am a big salad eater. Mostly when I go to McD's I have burgers or fish.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
We don't have any Jack in the Box restaurants here. If we did then I would try their salad too.
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Sep 09
Hi ya Shar19 Nope I haven't tried this but then I wouldn't touch any salad that has corn in it I'm afraid, I can't stand it. If I got to McDonalds I always have a burger as I can have salad any time really!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Well if it makes you feel better, they don't put a whole lot of corn in it. Yeah, I love their burgers too.
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
28 Sep 09
That does sound good! I tried Dole's Southwest salad and liked it so much that I discovered a way to make my own Southwest dressing. All you have to do is get a 16 oz bottle of ranch dressing and pour a packet of Taco seasoning into it, shake well and you have the Southwest dressing! I use "lite" dressing to make it better for my diet. It's also great sauce to bake chicken with.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I'm glad you figured out how to make the dressing. I always wondered how it was made. I really like it alot. I'll have to make it sometime.
• Canada
28 Sep 09
Wow that sounds yummy :) I eat so much salad LOL Mostly salads I prepare at home or there is a greek restaurant nearby that makes wonderful ones. I can't say I've really tried the McDonald's salads... except for the ones they started with years ago and I found them so tiny that they weren't very satisfying. The Southwest Chicken one you describe sounds like it would be more substantial. Is that one of the newer ones they've added to the menu? I don't usually go to McDonald's so maybe I need to pay closer attention!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I think they've had it for a while. Or at least I've been eating them for awhile.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Sep 09
nope havent tried it and hardly ever go there.