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Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

I’ve been creating some super easy but super Budget Friendly Meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner lately because…it’s summer and it’s HOT and I’m lazy!  I’m not a heat lover and boy it’s been cookin here in the PNW. That’s why I LOVE this super easy yet nutritious Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa.  If you LOVE Mexican fare then you’ll also love this easy Homemade Guacamole too!

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

I’m always trying to find ways to create quick, easy  and healthy meals since we are always so busy! If you are too, you will Love this Quick Easy Zesty Italian Pasta Salad too!

I am super excited to share my Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa that can literally be made in about 15 minutes!  YES both of them!  I use the Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets for a million recipes all throughout the year because it’s healthy and already precooked, which = fast!  

Birds Eye has come out with these yummy protein blends which I’m totally pumped about because I can think of a million healthy dishes to use this for too!  With black beans and lentils…it’s packed with protein!  For now I’ll show you this quick easy recipe and down the road a spell I’ll share others!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning (the dry mix)
  • 4 cups chopped Lettuce (you can definitely use a package for this if easier)
  • Birds Eye Southwestern Protein Blend
  • 3/4 cup Salsa (your fave brand!)
  • 1 cup crunch up Tortilla Chips (optional)

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Directions:

Put your Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets into the microwave for about 2 min. then chop.  Do the same with the Birds Eye Southwestern Protein Blend (but don’t chop)  Set aside. 

Mix together Ranch Dressing and Taco Seasoning ~ start w/less and add more to taste.  This easy Taco Salad Dressing recipe is a sure keeper for many other Mexican Salads.

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

In large bowl put lettuce, chicken and chips.

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Then add Taco Dressing

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Mix Salad and set aside for just a minute!

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Now grab your Southwestern Protein Blend and mix the Salsa in with it.

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

That is it!  You can either serve the Southwestern Salsa on the side OR right on top.  I always serve on the side because we have such a “variety” of “picky” eaters! LOL

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Serve in a fun vintage/farm house style serving bowl and boom…pure elegance!

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

You simply cannot beat a more nutritious and healthy meal that can literally be made in about 15 min.! YUM!

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Beat the heat AND the time crunch with this easy Taco Chicken Salad w/Southwestern Salsa.

 

What are your family dinner/lunch faves for this piping hot weather?

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Shari Lynne
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp – 2 . Taco Seasoning the dry mix
  • 4 cups chopped Lettuce you can definitely use a package for this if easier
  • Birds Eye Southwestern Protein Blend
  • 3/4 cup Salsa your fave brand!
  • 1 cup crunch up Tortilla Chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Put your Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips into the microwave for about 1 min. Do the same with the Birds Eye Southwestern Protein Blend. Set aside.
  • Mix together Ranch Dressing and Taco Seasoning ~ start w/less and add more to taste. Set aside.
  • In large bowl put lettuce, chicken and chips.
  • Then add Taco Dressing
  • Mix Salad and set aside for just a minute!
  • Now grab your Southwestern Protein Blend and mix the Salsa in with it.
  • Serve the Southwestern Salsa on the side OR right on top
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3 Comments

  1. This looks delicious and so easy. What a perfect summer salad! I’ve never thought of adding taco seasoning to ranch dressing. My whole family would eat this. I’m definitely trying it :). Thanks!

  2. This salad look yummy. It is a light dish for summer but still has a kick of flavor. We would really like this at our house. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Missional Women.

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