Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

I’m not really the salad for dinner type. Not that I don’t love salads, but I grew up on a farm and I was raised on a dinner of the standard protein+starch+veggie. Of course, my fat booty isn’t working on a farm anymore so maybe a salad or two for dinner would do me some good eh? 🙂 I was really excited about this recipe and luckily it didn’t disappoint. The salad certainly didn’t lack in flavor and it came together quickly. If you had leftover chicken it would come together in a matter of minutes. I served mine with seasoned grilled chicken but you could easily substitute shrimp, beef or tofu. For a huge salad this only came in at 249 calories which leaves plenty of room for dessert!

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Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Serves 4 (2 1/2 cups per serving)

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad:

  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless chicken, ( I seasoned mine with salt, pepper and 1 tsp cumin)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained

Preparation

  • To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well.
  • To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.
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7 Responses to Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

  1. Hezzi-D says:

    This looks so good! I love chicken salads with corn and black beans in them.

  2. Jessica says:

    I don’t know why, but I never make big salads at home. I think I need to change that!

  3. I love salads, and this one looks amazing! Pinning it right now.

  4. HezziD says:

    I just made this with ground beef instead of chicken and it was great! I love the cool ranch dressing with the spicy finish-perfect for a taco salad!