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. I’m a mosquito magnet! Ughh!!! 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 in the monthly dinner rotation. It was a hit and made great soft shell tacos and mexican tortilla pizzas the day after. Use whatever toppings you’d life! Our favorites are

  1. tomatoes
  2. cheddar cheese
  3. lettuce
  4. salsa
  5. guacamole
  6. black beans
  7. roasted corn
  8. sour cream
  9. salsa
  10. black olives


We like to melt the cheese on out tortilla chips first and then top it with all of those toppings! So good!


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

The Recipe

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: taco salad
Chicken Taco Salad make dinner come together so easy and flavorful! This recipe is filled loaded and topped with sour cream and salsa!
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4.9 from 11 reviews


  • 3 large chicken breast, cubed
  • ¾ cup 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 onions, garlic and chicken.
  3. Cook until chicken is almost cooked 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 laying down tortilla chips and then topping with lettuce,tomatoes, chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese and black olives.
  12. Enjoy!


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!