This colourful salad bowl is our take on the cuisine of Santa Fe, New Mexico - fresh flavours featuring (mild) chilli peppers in a fusion of Mexican, Spanish and South Western style food. The chilli (or "chile" as they have officially recorded their preferred spelling) is this state's largest agricultural crop and features in most of their dishes. Waiters in New Mexico will ask you "red or green?" referring to red or green chilli when you order a dish. If you'd like both, you reply with "Christmas"!

Cook our delicious Santa Fe Chicken Salad in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Santa Fe Chicken Salad. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ancho Chilli Rub pot, a Grilled Pepper Mix pot and a Cilantro Salsa Blend pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Santa Fe Chicken Salad in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Ancho Chilli Rub
  • Grilled Pepper Mix
  • Cilantro Salsa Blend

Your shopping list:

chicken breast fillets
peppers (different colours)
small red onion
bag of salad
any other salad items(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Season the chicken

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. 

    Marinate the chicken with the ANCHO CHILLI RUB and keep aside for 1 min to let the flavours sink in.

  • 2.

    Prep the peppers

    Toss the peppers with 1 tbsp oil and the GRILLED PEPPER MIX on a baking tray. Make some room and put the chicken fillets on the same tray, and then cook both in the oven for 20 mins. 

  • 3.

    Make the salsa

    Mix the avocado, tomatoes and onion in a small bowl with the CILANTRO SALSA BLEND. Keep aside. 

  • 4.

    Dress the salad

    When the chicken is almost done, lightly dress the salad leaves and any other salad items you're having with a little olive oil and salt and pepper and serve into bowls. 

  • 5.


    Slice the chicken and arrange on top of each portion along with the peppers. Serve the salsa alongside.


Santa Fe Chicken Salad Reviews

BASED ON 1225 reviews

Kelly - Feb 15, 2019

So easy and delicious.

Jaine - Feb 14, 2019

Chicken and peppers were lovely but the salsa was too spicy hot for me.

Morny - Feb 14, 2019

It was okay not exciting enough for me..,

Joanna - Feb 13, 2019

Delicious flavour with a bit of a kick

Fiona - Feb 12, 2019

Very tasty and easy!

Anita - Feb 12, 2019

So tasty, one of my favs so far I’ve cooked! Loved it!

Jodie - Feb 07, 2019

I dont normally like spice, but this was amazing

Keely - Feb 07, 2019

Really good although the salsa was extremely hot definitely not medium!

Nicola - Feb 06, 2019

Lovely flavours

Dana - Feb 05, 2019

Amazing but by personal choice I didn’t like the salsa

Bethany - Feb 04, 2019

Really good salsa and surprisingly filling! Will have again

Ann - Feb 03, 2019

Extremely tasty!

alasdair - Feb 02, 2019

Lovely meal

Linda - Feb 02, 2019

My first Simply Cook meal. Did not disappoint! Made this for three; quick, easy and full of flavour.

Sarah - Feb 01, 2019

Lovely flavours would definitely recommend!

Caroline - Feb 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful x

Craig - Feb 01, 2019

Very yummy!!

Julie - Feb 01, 2019

Bit hot for me

Sue - Jan 30, 2019

A little bit hot but hubby loved it

William - Jan 30, 2019

It was a million times better than I thought it would be. So good!

Cheryl - Jan 30, 2019

Nice and spicy

Jess - Jan 29, 2019

Lovely flavours

Kirsty - Jan 29, 2019


Amanda - Jan 27, 2019

Very easy to do and tasted delicious .

Joanne - Jan 27, 2019


Sarah - Jan 27, 2019

Not as exciting as other recipes.

Natasha - Jan 26, 2019


Atthia - Jan 26, 2019


Helen - Jan 23, 2019


Robin - Jan 23, 2019

Great flavours only concern was not all ingredients in picture listed and it shows tomato and onion separate to avocado..

Richard - Jan 23, 2019

Nice but hot not mild as described

Claire - Jan 23, 2019

Quite spicy but very yummy and low calorie

Jules - Jan 22, 2019

We like this

Gemma - Jan 22, 2019

Far too much salsa. Salsa ingredients could be halved. Quite hot but tasty. Not the kind of hot where you can’t taste anything.

Shivonne - Jan 22, 2019

Delicious. I added griddled courgettes drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice with a little black pepper.

Helen - Jan 22, 2019

Awesome awesome meal a must try ????

Brian - Jan 21, 2019

Nice but it was the side salad I put with it that really made it.

Suzanne - Jan 21, 2019

Absolutely delicious. Lovely spicy marinaded chicken and tangy salad. One of our favourites. - Jan 19, 2019

Delicious. Used with a whole bag of crunchy salad. Yum.

Chantelle - Jan 18, 2019

Not just a boring salad like I thought it may be. So flavoursome and tasty. I will get this one again as I'm currently on a diet and it's only 410 calories

Ben - Jan 18, 2019

Amazingly easy to cook and super tasty

Dawn - Jan 17, 2019

Easy and tasty.

Tracie - Jan 15, 2019


Bev - Jan 14, 2019

A bit too spicy for my taste but I enjoyed it nevertheless

Laura - Jan 14, 2019

Nicer than expected added spice rice

Julie - Jan 12, 2019

Bit too spicy for my l

Jo - Jan 12, 2019

Will buy again

Manishaa - Jan 11, 2019

Loved it Served 4 portions from this kit, enough marinade for 4 chicken breasts

Mel - Jan 11, 2019


Edward - Jan 10, 2019

Great when eaten first time. Not so great the next day.


Claim your £3 trial box containing 4 recipe kits, including Santa Fe Chicken Salad