Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

"From Cooking Light, August 2006."
photo by teresas photo by teresas
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  • Dressing: Combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well.
  • Salad: Combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. ELS7493
    Great salad! I loved the dressing! I pureed the dressing ingredients together in food processor with good results, and only used 3 tsp of lime (I don't like things too limey). I used leftover chicken from recipe #241322 and it had a great flavor! The dressing is very versatile - I used the leftover as a sauce for my fish tacos and it turned out GREAT! I also want to try the dressing next when I make chicken salad sandwiches. Yum!
  2. LonghornMama
    Awesome! Have made this a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Last time pounded the chicken, sprinkled with salsa salad seasoning from Penzeys, and cooked on the GF for a quick dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Excellent salad. Loved the chipotle and combination of flavors.
  4. Madonna 66
    Delicious dressing! Used low fat Greek natural yogurt instead of sour cream ( to reduce fat content ) and worked just fine. Served over a Cajun spiced steak on top of salad, yummy filling dinner!!
  5. teresas
    I had 3 small chicken tenderloins to use up so hunted for a recipe. This was my final selection. I cooked the chicken on my George Foreman grill. Used spring mix for my lettuce didn't have an avocado so it wasn't used. Other wise made as posted. I did use tomatoes although you can't tell by the photo but there are in there somewhere. We loved the dressing it is packed full of yummy flavors. Thanks for posting. :)


  1. windhorse23
    I made this recipe with one change: I substituted ancho chili powder for the cumin. I used packaged chicken. I thought the prep was longer than 20 minutes, even using my mandoline slicer. The salad was fabulous! I would definitely call this quality food, something an upscale restaurant would charge an arm and a leg for. HIghly recommended.


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