Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chicken Taco Salad

We are not much of a salad family. I don't make many pasta salads or green leafy type salads. Usually our "salad" consists of a plate filled with raw carrots and a bowl of ranch dressing!

However, my favorite salad is my homemade chicken taco salad! When I make my Taco Bar night I always try to make more chicken taco meat than what we will need so that I can use it for a leftover lunch or two during the following days. I love the fact that making this salad I am using leftovers and it doesn't require much in the way of heating up! This salad tastes great cold or warm.

Chicken Taco Salad


3 boneless/skinless chicken breast, cooked & cubed
2 TBSP taco seasoning
1/4-1/3 cup mild taco sauce

Combine altogether. The taco sauce I use instead of water so that the chicken doesn't taste dried out.

To make the salad:

Layer the following on a plate:
  • tortilla chips or crushed taco shells
  • chicken meat
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • Sour Cream or Ranch dressing(for the adventureous type)
Enjoy!

My kids love it when I stick each of the toppings into a bowl or plate for them to make my own salad bar on the counter for them to make their own salad. It gives them a bit more control of their plates when they fix them and not me. They seem to eat more and are less picky when they can make their own plates.

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7 comments:

Sherry said...

We would love having this!! Thanks for sharing!

Sharinskishe said...

I love Mexican anything and everything! Your recipe is simple and sounds delicious. I love your way of putting the taco seasoning and taco sauce with the chicken, I will definitely be doing this next time.

Thanks for sharing with Food on Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend.

Shari

Lori E said...

I have done this with ground turkey as well. Delicious. Mexican inspired food is always a hit at our house.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love using leftover taco fixings in a taco salad. I think I like the taco salad better than the original tacos! :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Happy FF...

xo,

Sheila :-)

darnold23 said...

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imjacobsmom said...

Yum! I have chicken breast and all of the other things needed for this today. I'm glad I stopped by. ~ Robyn