Chicken Taco Salad

The weather has been soaring in the high 70’s and I’ve been soaking it all up by playing outside all day long. I love breezy, warm weather  especially when the  bugs aren’t out in full force yet.

One thing I can really appreciate during pretty weather is an easy, quick, and delicious dinner recipe that gets me in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes flat.

Taco chicken salad recipe

Chicken taco salad to the rescue!!! It’s been a long time since I’ve made chicken taco salad so I thought I’d put it the monthly dinner rotation. It was a hit and made great soft shell tacos and mexican tortilla pizzas the day after.

Watch me make this chicken taco salad from start to finish!

chicken taco salad recipe

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Chicken Taco Salad Recipe
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Chicken Taco Salad make dinner come together so easy and flavorful! This recipe is filled loaded and topped with sour cream and salsa!
Serves: 4
  • 3 large chicken breast, cubed
  • ¾ cup red onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½-1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Tortilla chips
  • Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • lettuce, shredded
  • tomatoes, diced
  • black olives
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add red onions, garlic and chicken.
  3. Cook until chicken is almost cooke through.
  4. Drain off excess fat.
  5. Mix together taco spice seasoning and add this to the chicken mixture.
  6. Stir to combine. Add a little water if needed.
  7. Continue cooking chicken until cooked all the way through.
  8. Adjust seasoning if needed, but be careful not to add to much salt since the toppings have plenty of salt.
  9. Remove chicken mixture from heat when done.
  10. Prepare the toppings.
  11. Assemble the taco salad by add lettuce,tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese and black olives.
  12. Enjoy!
~TIPS~ Feel free to substitute with other meats like ground chicken, beef, or turkey. I sometimes use corn chips in place of tortilla chips. Very yummy!




  1. Zinnie says

    Wonderfully easy to make and tasty! Your recipes are so practical and beautifully explained/demonstrated. I have a big crush on your cooking skills! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world! Luv ya Chica!

  2. Megan says

    Tried this for supper tonight and it was a success! Thank you for this recipe. It’s delicious!! Keep up the good work. :)

  3. Chef says

    I tried this again for lunch and I tried shredded grilled pork chop. It tasted so good! Maybe you should make a recipe about taco salsa. : D

  4. Jasmine J says

    Great! Made it the night after made the the cheese enchindilia with the leftover chicken meat.

  5. Tiffany says

    Fantastic recipe!! Made this tonight, had most of the ingredients in th ehouse already. Just had to buy some tortilla chips. Put it together in less than an hour. It looks pretty too:)
    Monique you should really consider Next Foodnetwork Star. I can definitely see you having a show on that channel!!

  6. says

    This looks great! I’m so glad that you have a recipe for taco spice!! Taco night is super easy – when you have everything you need. And I”m always forgetting to buy the seasoning packets but I do have all those ingredients on hand most of the time. Thanks for sharing!

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