This salad is as great for a light weeknight dinner as it is for a party or potluck celebration. In the summer time, I'll make this salad for dinner. In the winter, it makes a great Super Bowl party recipe. Feel free to vary the ingredients to suit your tastes. You can try different cheeses, finely chopped jalapeno peppers if you like it spicy or browned ground beef instead of the chicken (then it's more like a layered taco salad).
As always, let me know what you think.
Mexican Seven Layer Salad image by Stephanie Gallagher 2013, licensed to About.com Inc.