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.
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!
Main Ingredients For This Salad
- Boneless Chicken
- Spices and Seasonings
- Romaine Lettuce
- Tomatoes and Onions
- Greek Yogurt
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sour Cream
- Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
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.
Now in your blender or food processor, you will add your Greek yogurt, cream, jalapenos, ranch mix, and cilantro and pulse until blended.
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.
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.
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.
Craving More Dinner And Lunch Recipes
- 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
- 1 Bag of Romaine Lettuce
- 1 Avocado
- 2 Tomatoes, Diced
- 1/2 Red Onion, Diced
- In a Large Ziploc Bag Combine Olive Oil, Garlic, Seasonings and Chicken Breast Pieces
- Let Sit 15 Minutes or Longer
- Remove Chicken from Marinade and Cook chicken in a Large Skillet over Medium/High Heat
- Turn Heat off Pan and set Chicken aside to rest for 5 Minutes
- In a Blender combine Greek Yogurt, Cream, Jalapenos, Ranch Dressing Mix and Cilantro ***
- Pulse until well blended
- Serve Chicken and Dressing over a bed of Romaine Lettuce, Onion, Tomatoes, and Avocado!
*** 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