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Chicken Taco Salad - Easy Dinner Idea

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I love chicken taco salad! It's so easy and quick to whip up! I make this a lot in the summer time and it makes a perfect weekday dinner or lunch!
  Chicken breast boneless skinless 3 Large, cubed
  Red onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
For taco spice blend
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
For topping
  Tortilla chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Colby-monterey jack cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Lettuce leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Tomatoes 1 , diced
  Black olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as required)
  Salsa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add red onions, garlic and chicken. Cook until chicken is almost cooked through. Drain off excess fat.
3. In a bowl, mix together taco spice seasoning and add this to the chicken mixture.
4. Stir to combine. Add a little water if needed.
5. Continue cooking chicken until cooked all the way through.
6. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Add salt carefully.
7. Remove chicken mixture from heat when done.

8. In a serving platter, assemble the taco salad by spreading lettuce, tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese and black olives. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
27 Minutes
For the summer season, a light chicken salad is beautiful and perfect. Try Monique's simple and delicious Chicken Taco salad. This version could be a sure fire hit with children too due to the filling nature and wonderful crunchy texture.

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