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Taco Salad and Cilantro Lime Ranch

Taco Salad and Cilantro Lime Ranch
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



2 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves

1 1/2 cups fresh salsa

1 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning mix

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen corn kernels

1 head green leaf or iceberg lettuce

1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese or Cheddar cheese

3 Roma tomatoes

2 avocados

Sour cream

1 recipe cilantro lime ranch

6 taco salad bowls or fried flour tortilla chips

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1 Tbsp buttermilk ranch seasoning mix

1/4 cup cilantro

1 small clove garlic

Juice of 1/2 - 1 lime


Place chicken in a slow cooker, pour salsa over chicken and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Place lid over slow cooker and cook on low heat for 5 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker (leaving salsa broth in slow cooker), shred chicken and set aside. Pour black beans, pinto beans and corn kernels into salsa broth in slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently stir in chicken and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes until all ingredients are heated through. To prepare each salad, layer flour tortilla chips, lettuce, chicken mixture (scoop chicken mixture out of slow cooker with a slotted spoon), cheese, avocados, tomatoes, sour cream and drizzle with cilantro lime ranch. Serve immediately.