Quick and Crunchy Recipe: Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad (thepioneerwoman.com)
Chicken Taco Salad (thepioneerwoman.com)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 8


3/4 cups Ranch Dressing (bottled Is Fine)
1/4 cup Salsa (as Spicy As You’d Like)
3 Tablespoons Finely Minced Cilantro
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 Tablespoons Seasoning (taco Seasoning, Or Your Own Mix)
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter

1 head Green Leaf Lettuce (1 Large Head Or Two Regular Heads), Shredded Thin
3 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
1/2 cup Grated Pepper Jack Cheese
2 ears Corn, Shucked
2 whole Avocados, Diced
3 whole Green Onions, Sliced
1/2 cup Cilantro Leaves
Tortilla Chips Of Your Choice (flavored Or Not), Crushed Slightly

Preparation Instructions

  1. First, make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and stirring together. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Next, make the chicken: Generously season both sides of the breasts. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken on both sides until deep golden brown on the outside and done in the middle, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then cut it into cubes.
  3. Place the ears of corn in the skillet you used to cook the chicken and roll it around so that the flavorful oil/butter mixture coats the corn. Grill it on a grill pan or cook it in a separate skillet until the corn is still crisp but has color on the outside. Slice off the kernels with a sharp knife and set aside.
  4. To assemble the salad, pile shredded lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cheese, corn, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and crushed chips on a big platter. Drizzle the dressing all over the top, serving part on the side if you’d like.
  5. Serve it in individual bowls.

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SOURCE: The Pioneer Woman

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