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Ingredients Needed for Chicken Taco Salad

Whipping up a scrumptious salad at home doesn’t have to be a hassle. In fact, you only have to cook one thing – the chicken! Otherwise, it’s just getting the toppings and dressing ready to rock and roll. Here is what you will need to bring this salad to life:

 

Salad Topping Ideas

When it comes to topping this Chicken Taco Salad, the possibilities are endless! You can truly customize the salad this way. If you don’t like certain toppings, leave them off! Or, use what you have on hand. Personally, I love the combination of cheese, avocado, black beans, Fritos and corn on mine. Do whatever makes your tastebuds sing! Salad topping ideas:

Serve this salad up for a scrumptious weeknight meal, a back porch fiesta or for a week of meal prep. Store the salad, toppings and dressing separately so that the lettuce doesn’t get soggy and you have a delicious salad ready to go at any time!

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Chicken Taco Salad


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Chicken Taco Salad is what makes eating a salad FUN. Tender pieces of chicken sautéd in chipotle powder, a cilantro lime ranch dressing and corn chips plus toppings galore give this salad the classic taco flavors. A taco salad perfect for any occasion!


Ingredients

Scale

For the chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts or tenders (boneless, skinless), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the dressing:

  • 2 cups ranch dressing
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh preferred)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For the salad:

  • 12 oz romaine hearts, chopped (about 23 romaine hearts)
  • Topping ideas: shredded cheese, avocado, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, tortilla chips, corn chips, salsa, sour cream, guacamole

Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the chicken, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and stir to coat completely. Sauté for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked completely through with a temperature of 165 degrees.

For the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ranch, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder and cumin. Stir to combine.

To assemble the salad:

  1. In a large serving bowl, add in the chopped romaine lettuce. Then, layer on the toppings and chicken! Drizzle with dressing right before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store the chicken, toppings and dressing separately from the lettuce to meal prep or travel with this salad.
  • Serve this salad as a chicken salad taco bar! Let guests build their own salads with different topping options.
  • Category: Salads

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 378
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 991mg
  • Fat: 16.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.7g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 47.1g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg

Keywords: Chicken Taco Salad, Salad, Chicken, Taco

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