Chicken Taco Salad

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Chicken Taco Salad

Serves 4 - 6
Meal type Main Dish, Salad



  • 1lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (Cut into bite sized pieces with excess fat removed)
  • 1 Large Onion (Diced)
  • 1 can Black Beans (Drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/3 cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 1 head Romaine (Chopped)

Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup Low Fat Sour Cream
  • 2 Limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


Step 1
Heat Olive Oil in skillet over medium heat
Step 2
Season Chicken with Curry, Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, and Salt
Step 3
Brown Chicken in a single layer (leave it alone for about 4 minutes). Turn each piece over to brown the other side (for about 2 minutes).
Browned Chicken
Step 4
Remove Chicken and set aside.
Step 5
Add Onions to the pan and add a pinch or two of salt. Cook, stirring two minutes.
Step 6
Stir in Minced Garlic and cook 3 more minutes.
Add Garlic to Onions
Step 7
Add Wine and stir/scrape bottom of pan. Cook for another minute.
Add Wine
Step 8
Add Tomato chunks with their juices. Season with salt to taste.
Add Tomatoes
Step 9
Add 1 tsp. of Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. of Cumin, Salsa, Black Beans, and Corn.
Seasoning Taco Chicken Salad
Step 10
Wait for the sauce to bubble, then add back in the chicken. Stir, cover and cook 5 minutes.
Add Chicken
Step 11
In a small bowl add the zest of both limes. Then squeeze in the juice of 1 1/2 of them.
Lime Zest
Step 12
Reserve the other half as wedges to serve with the meal.
Lime Wedges
Step 13
Add the Sour Cream and 1/2 tsp of course black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
Creamy Lime Dressing Components
Step 14
Wisk together to make your dressing.
Creamy Lime Dressing
Step 15
Fill the bottom half of the bowl with lettuce.
Step 16
Cover with the Taco Chicken mixture (use a slotted spoon to remove some of the juices).
Step 17
Serve with the Creamy Lime Dressing, tortilla chips, and a wedge of lime.