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Tonight's Dinner: Chicken taco salad

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Turn those crispy tacos into a delicious salad

Tacos are a wonderful quick dinner, but if you're looking for something a little healthier with all the flavor of a chicken taco, this salad is the perfect choice.

Turn those crispy tacos into a delicious salad

One of my favorite Mexican-inspired meals is this chicken taco salad. It has all the delicious flavors of a taco, but it's much healthier. Instead of taco meat, you've got grilled chicken. Instead of flour tortillas, you've got corn tortilla chips, plus a lot of lettuce, tomatoes, kidney beans, and, of course, cheese. Add a little dressing and some salsa and you've got a delicious alternative to fast food.

Chicken Taco Salad


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1, 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
  • 1/3 cup thousand island dressing


  1. Grill the chicken breasts so they're no longer pink inside, about 3 minutes per side; remove from grill and let cool.
  2. While chicken cools, mix together lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, kidney beans, cheese, and salsa. Chop the cold chicken and add it to salad; pour in thousand island dressing and toss to coat; serve immediately.

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