Chicken Taco Salad Recipe – Wait Until You Try My Taco Salad Recipe

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Chicken Taco Rice Salad Recipe Pleases The Whole Family

Chicken Taco Salad recipe is light enough for the ladies and hearty enough to please the men.  I 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 includeshealthy easy recipes to help fight arthritis pain with healthy recipes.  I believe in simple recipes for healthy cooking and for better health.  This is one of those delicious, easy-to-whip up dishes.  The Salsa Vinaigrette is the perfect complement to the salad

Add Rice To Your Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

There is a healthy combination of flavors with black beans, mixed greens and cherry tomatoes.  I think Rotisserie chicken was the greatest invention ever as it simplifies making this Chicken Taco salad recipe from Eating Well To FIght Arthritis.  It really is a more substantial salad.  It makes a great entree because this recipe includes rice tossed with the greens. I love to have leftover chicken because I am always craving this salad.

Chicken Taco Rice Salad recipe from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

This is a favorite toss-together southwestern style chef salad. It has 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 create this great-tasting vinaigrette. If you have leftover vinaigrette, save it 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 beans on salad, in casseroles and soups to boost your fiber intake.

Main dish entree saladas are great.  I hope you enjoyed my Chicken Taco Salad recipe. Next, try this awesome 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 everday 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 attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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