Chicken Salad With Taco-Ranch Dressing

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This makes a festive dinner especially when served with some margaritas. You can replace the chicken breast halves in this recipe with prepared rotisserie chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Taco-Ranch Dressing: Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  3. Chicken: Mix the taco seasoning, onion powder, and kosher salt in a small bowl. Season the chicken on both sides with the spice mixture and brush with the canola oil. Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake until opaque in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Salad: Combine the beans, avocado, tomato, and taco seasoning in a large bowl and toss gently. Add the lettuce, chips, and cilantro. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss, adding additional dressing if necessary. Divide between 2 plates. Slice the chicken and fan on top of the salads. Garnish each with a lime wedge.


Most Helpful

This was very tasty! The black beans tended to fall to the bottom of the salad so next time I will add them to the dressing instead and maybe reduce the amount to 1/2 can. Had this as our main dish with Sweet Corn Quesadillas #517771 on the side. Great dinner!!

Karen R. August 09, 2014

I had to deviate from the recipe because of what I had, but I followed your seasoning directions and the salad was delicious. Instead of baking the chicken with the seasoning, I put the seasoning in the crockpot with some chicken broth and shredded the chicken. I used the fresh lime juice you recommended, black beans, ripe avocado, tomato and tortilla chips. (I added cheese though!) I think this was an amazing taco salad and hope that I did not deviate too much to review. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I will definitely make this again.

JOY1998 January 13, 2010

I served this to my guests paired with homemade Margaritas. They raved about this salad. It was tasty. I would definitely make again!

hdozier September 29, 2008

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