Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

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5 stars
(110)
Lee Harrelson
Recipe from Cooking Light

Serve a zesty chicken taco salad drizzled with a chipotle chile, cumin, and cilantro dressing. The smokiness of the chipotle brings out the rich flavors of the roasted chicken breasts.

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Salad:
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well.
  2. To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

    Tip: Add a spoonful of adobo sauce for a spicier salad. Kidney or pinto beans also taste great in this dish.
David Bonom,
August 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 249
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 23.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.1g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Calcium: 106mg