Chicken Taco Salad Recipe – Easy Fabulous Taco Salad Entree

Chicken Taco Salad recipe

Chicken Taco Rice Salad Recipe is also Healthy Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad recipe is light enough for the ladies and hearty enough to please the men.  I always enjoy serving an entree or main dish salad for a simple meal.  Best of all, even the kids love this recipe because this recipe includes the word “taco.” If you have leftover chicken breasts, grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken, turn chicken into another quick chicken dinner.  This satisfying easy chicken taco salad recipe is from my arthritis cookbook.  This cookbook includes really easy recipes to help fight arthritis pain with healthy recipes.  I believe in simple recipe for better health and this is one of those delicious, easy-to-whip up dishes.  And, wait until you taste the Salsa Vinaigrette, the perfect complement to the salad

Great Combination of ingredients in Chicken Taco Salad recipe

With  black beans mixed greens, and cherry tomatoes, you have a healthy combination of flavors.  I think Rotisserie chicken was the greatest invention ever as it simplifies making this Chicken Taco Salad.  With rice tossed with the greens, your salad takes on a more substantial recipe making a great entree.

Chicken Taco Rice Salad recipe from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis
A favorite toss-together southwestern style chef salad with simple ingredients and big flavor.

Makes 6 (2-cup) servings

1 (5-ounce) package yellow rice
6 cups mixed salad greens
2 cups skinless rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup grape or cherry tomato halves
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat, sharp Cheddar cheese
Salsa Vinaigrette, (recipe follows)

1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool; set aside.
2. In large bowl, combine cooled rice and all ingredients and toss with Salsa Vinaigrette (see recipe).

Salsa Vinaigrette
A few ingredients magically makes great-tasting vinaigrette. Use whatever needed and save remainder for another time.

Makes 1 1/2 cups

1 cup salsa
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil

1. In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 327 kcal, Calories from Fat 29%, Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 57 mg, Sodium 923 mg, Carbohydrates 36 g, Dietary Fiber 6 g, Total Sugars 4 g, Protein 23 g, Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

Nutrition Nugget: Think of beans as the nutritional crouton, sprinkle on salads or in casseroles and soups to boost your fiber intake.

If you liked the Chicken Taco Salad, recipe make sure you check out this awesome main dish entree salad, Mediterranean Chicken Spinach Salad for another super supper!

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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