Salads

Chicken Taco Salad

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I love a good taco salad, but is it really a salad? I mean, it has lettuce and a few veggies, but the way I like it is with ground beef, lots of cheese, sour cream etc. So I did some research and stumbled upon some recipes made w/ chicken! Ta da! While this is still, by no means, a low calorie salad, I feel much better about serving it as a meal since it's with chicken.

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for the dressing:
•3/4 C prepared ranch dressing
•1/4 C salsa (I used mild, but if you want a kick feel free to go up to medium)
•3 T finely chopped cilantro
for the chicken:
•6-8 boneless chicken tenders or 2 whole boneless chicken breasts
•2 T taco seasoning
•1/4 C vegetable or canola oil
•2 T butter
for the salad: (we didn't use tomatoes because we don't like them but most people add a few
chopped tomatoes too, so do as you like)
•1 bag prewashed and cut lettuce (or chop your own head of lettuce)
•1/2 C shredded cheddar jack cheese
•2 scallions, chopped
•1 can corn, drained
•2 carrots, sliced thinly
•1 avocado, diced
•1/2 C crushed tortilla chips
•optional: 1/2 C chopped cilantro (I skipped this, too much cilantro is not a good thing in my house)
Prepare the dressing by mixing together the ranch and salsa and then stirring in the cilantro. Set aside in the refrigerator. Season the chicken on both sides with the taco seasoning. Heat butter and oil...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
453

Sodium
1228mg
51% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
29g
10% DV

Fiber
5g
23% DV