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You Need to Try This Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

A bowl of taco salad with tortilla strips, corn, tomatoes, chicken and lettuce

You Need to Try This Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

This chicken taco salad recipe, with its characteristic Tex Mex flavors, is sure to become a family favorite. This recipe is easily adapted to a low fat version by replacing the cheddar cheese with fat free shredded cheddar, and the salad dressing with fat free Catalina dressing. For an extra kick, add jalapeno peppers, or try mixing one tablespoon of chipotle chili powder in the dressing before adding to the other ingredients. If you like this recipe, check out our beef taco salad for your next backyard BBQ.

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe


1 pound chicken meat , white skinless
1/2 cup lettuce, torn into pieces
2 medium tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (15 oz. size)
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
hot sauce to taste
1/2 package tortilla chips
1 bottle Kraft Salad Dressing , Catalina flavor



1. Place chicken in a bowl and cover with waxed paper.

2. Cook in microwave about 5 minutes. Remove and drain chicken to remove any fat. Prepare taco mix as directed, substituting chicken for beef.

3. Place lettuce, tomatoes, and chips in a large bowl.

4. Add drained beans, grated cheese, and salad dressing. Mix well. Serve immediately.

Why is Chicken So Good For You?

You've probably heard more than a few times that chicken is a great food for those trying to lose weight or otherwise eat healthy. But why is that the case? What properties does chicken have that makes it so healthy?

For starters, chicken is packed with protein. Protein is necessary for muscle growth, which is why chicken is often a preferred food of athletes and those trying to gain strength. Studies have also shown, however, that protein can be an aid in weight loss. Protein helps keep us feeling full, which leads us to be less likely to want snacks throughout the day.

Chicken is also very low in saturated fat. A diet that is high in saturated fats has been linked to weight gain and an increased risk for heart disease. Chicken also comes packed with niacin and selenium, two important nutrients for healthy bodily function.

Niacin plays an essential role in energy production, brain health, and DNA synthesis. In conjunction with vitamin B12, which is also found in chicken, niacin can do a lot to improve your energy and brain health. Selenium promotes thyroid health and boosts your immune system. It can also help with fertility, making it a great nutrient for anyone looking to conceive.

This chicken taco salad is a great recipe to turn to when you want something healthy, yet still delicious, for dinner. We have dozens of other healthy recipes on our site that you need to check out. All of our healthy recipes are great; none of them are as bland and boring as some healthy recipes can be!

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