Cheesy Chicken Taco Salad – A Flavor Explosion!

January 23, 2015

I have made quite a few variations of taco salad {including this one I posted on the blog here!} but this recipe is the most flavorful of them all.  I mean eating this taco salad is like a total flavor explosion in your mouth.  It's spicy and savory - crunchy and slightly sweet from the corn. I could pretty much eat the entire thing after making it. As I have said many times before, when I crave good food, I could usually go for some sort of Mexican dish, whether it be tacos or nachos so when I am not sure what to make for dinner, this taco salad is usually the firs thing that comes to mind.  I made this one twice last week and it was a hit both times. 

This makes four very generous portions. 

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Package Ground Chicken
1/2 Cup Chopped Red Pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Packet Hot Taco Seasoning
1/4 Cup Sharp Cheddar
1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
2 Cups Frozen Corn, thawed
2 Tablespoons Fire Roasted Salsa
1/4 Cup Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing
8 Cups Lettuce
Crushed Tortilla Chips

{Start by sauteing the ground chicken, chopped onion and chopped red pepper in the olive oil over medium heat.  Once brown, add in the taco seasoning and mix well to combine.}


{Top the seasoned ground chicken with the shredded cheddar cheese, remove from heat and cover it while the cheese melts.}

{To a large bowl, add the lettuce, chipotle ranch dressing and the salsa.}

(Add in the corn and black beans, followed by fresh black pepper to taste.}

{Mix this well to coat every piece of lettuce with the salad dressing and salsa mixture and evenly distribute the corn and black beans.}

{Plate your salad – start with the dressed greens, add the cheesy seasoned ground chicken top with a bit more cheddar cheese {for an added kick} and the crushed tortillas and  ENJOY!}

This is super easy and perfect for this upcoming "Taco Tuesday".  I hope you give it a try and love it! 

xoxo, thanks for reading! ♥

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