Shredded Chicken and Corn Salad

by Erica Dinho on November 28, 2010

Shredded Chicken and Corn Salad

Last week I roasted some chicken breasts for dinner and had a couple left over. I don’t like leftovers so I was thinking all morning what to make with them.

I ended up making a great variation of a traditional chicken salad and it was delicious. You can serve it alone or it would be wonderful on top of pita or flat bread as well.

This Shredded Chicken and Corn Salad is a delicious way to make use of leftover chicken, but it’s also tasty enough to want to roast a chicken just to make the salad!

Buen provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 2 chicken breast, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup crema fresca or creme fraiche
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons shredded onions

Chicken Salad


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, the lime juice, crema fresca, cumin and onions until blended and smooth.
  2. Fold in the chicken, corn and carrots.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa November 28, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Ooo – a nice twist to chicken salad. Thanks!


2 Chef E November 28, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Same to you- Belated Happy Thanksgiving! I just had the most amazing chickpea enchiladas made with Habanero and Lime tortillas, but man were they hot! LOL

Hope you are feeling good and this dish as always looks delish!


3 Kim November 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Erica – This is a really fun twist on chicken salad. I make a chicken each week and almost always have leftovers. I’ll definitely have to give this version a try sometime. Thanks for sharing!


4 peanutts November 29, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Hi erica!!, that looks delicious, would go great as filling for a wrap :)


5 norma November 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM

I can see this on a pita. Nice change on regular chick salad.


6 Faith November 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

This looks incredibly tasty, Erica! I’m always looking for new ways to use up leftover chicken…I’m definitely going to make this!


7 Ivy November 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Lovely, mouthwatering recipe!


8 Lazaro November 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Thanks for stopping by the blog. This look like a perfect bowl of food. Love the corn and crema fresca.


9 Barbara November 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I’d like to roll this up in a soft taco shell!
Love your use of cumin and lime instead of curry powder, Erica.


10 gloria November 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Erica I love this corn salad! Is nice!
Erica I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! gloria


11 rebecca subbiah November 29, 2010 at 5:48 PM

looks wonderful :-) hows the pregnancy going love Rebecca


12 5 Star Foodie November 29, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Delicious chicken salad, I love the corn & crema fresca in it!


13 grace December 1, 2010 at 2:21 AM

i love a good chicken salad, and this one has some very unique components! lovely dish, erica.


14 Mari's Cakes December 1, 2010 at 7:08 PM

This looks delicious. I will be cooking it soon! Thanks for the recipe.


15 Chris December 7, 2010 at 7:23 PM

This is impressive, Erica! I am definitely going to try this with some left over smoked chicken. 100% awesome.


16 Erica December 9, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Thank you everyone!


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