Lisa’s Chicken Taco Salad

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 287


1 tablespoon oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
1 (16-ounce) package salad greens or romaine lettuce
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
1/4 cup salsa
Garnish: crushed tortilla chips
Optional: sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken strips with chili powder. Cook chicken in oil for about 8 minutes, until golden on all sides and cooked through; drain. Combine greens or lettuce, chicken, cheese, beans, salad dressing and salsa in a large serving bowl; toss to mix. Top with crushed chips; add optional toppings as desired.

Tip: Kids big and small will love tortilla bowls filled with a crisp, crunchy salad! Spray one side of a tortilla and the outside of an oven-safe bowl with non-stick vegetable spray. Place the tortilla over the bowl, oiled-side up. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden; let cool before filling.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 287
Calories from Fat: 129

This Lisa’s Chicken Taco Salad recipe is from the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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