Grilled Taco Chicken Salads with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

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Whip up these grilled taco chicken salads with a jalapeno ranch dressing. The ultimate salad recipe that is loaded with Tex-Mex flair in every single bite.

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This marinated chicken offers tons of flavor and pairs perfectly with the ranch that has a nice flavor of jalapeno in it.

Grilled Taco Chicken Salads

This chicken salad is awesome for lunch or dinner. No matter when you whip it up, it will be delicious. You can make it low carb by reaching for a low carb salad dressing!

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Main Ingredients For This Salad

  • Boneless Chicken
  • Garlic
  • Spices and Seasonings
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomatoes and Onions
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Cilantro

How to Make

To make this salad you will add your diced chicken breast pieces in a bag along with oil, garlic and seasonings and marinade for at least 15 minutes.

Once your chicken is done marinating cook on the stove until the chicken is fully cooked.

dressing ingredients in a food processor

Now in your blender or food processor, you will add your Greek yogurt, cream, jalapenos, ranch mix, and cilantro and pulse until blended.

spooning dressing on top of chicken

Assemble your salad, top with chicken and add your dressing! Add on all your favorite salad toppings and dive in.

How to Store Leftover Dressing

If you don’t use all your jalapeno ranch dressing store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You will want to keep it in the fridge for 3-5 days. Make sure to stir before you use each use.

How Do You Dress up A Salad

Here are some ideas of what you can top your salad with. Black beans, olives, guacamole, etc. Feel free to pile on whatever you would like.

You can also use different types of lettuce if you want to do a mix go ahead.

Meal Prep

Want to save some of this salad for a meal or two down the line? Just pile in your lettuce, chicken, and toppings in a container and store your dressing in a separate container.

Or you can put the dressing on the bottom of a salad jar, add chicken, toppings then lettuce on top.

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Can I Use Ground Meat Instead of Grilled Chicken

If you want you can cook up ground meat to replace your chicken. That would be more than fine. You can do ground chicken, turkey, or even a ground beef if you would like.

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Grilled Taco Chicken Salads with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Grilled Taco Chicken Salads with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Dressing Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

I could eat this Jalapeno Ranch Dressing on EVERYTHING!! It's especially tasty with this Grilled Taco Chicken Salads Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut into Pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Large Jalapenos Diced
  • 1 Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro

Serve With:

  • 1 Bag of Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Diced

Instructions

    1. In a Large Ziploc Bag Combine Olive Oil, Garlic, Seasonings and Chicken Breast Pieces
    2. Let Sit 15 Minutes or Longer
    3. Remove Chicken from Marinade and Cook chicken in a Large Skillet over Medium/High Heat
    4. Turn Heat off Pan and set Chicken aside to rest for 5 Minutes
    5. In a Blender combine Greek Yogurt, Cream, Jalapenos, Ranch Dressing Mix and Cilantro ***
    6. Pulse until well blended
    7. Serve Chicken and Dressing over a bed of Romaine Lettuce, Onion, Tomatoes, and Avocado!

Notes

*** Optional: You can also use any of your favorite low carb salad dressings!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1067mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 38g
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