This chipotle chicken taco salad is such a delicious light dinner, and I love having leftovers for lunch. The chipotle lime chicken and the tortilla chips are a wonderful complement to this colorful spread of vegetables and mango.
This bright dish is popular with kids and adults. You might be surprised to see your “picky” eater gobbling this up and asking for seconds. The flavor is that good!
Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
Ingredients for Chicken
- 1 lb. chicken breast
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- 1 tbs. chipotle in adobo sauce diced
- 1 tbs. lime juice
- 2 tbs. honey
- 1 tsp. salt
Ingredients for Dressing
- 2 tbs. lime juice
- 1/4 cup salsa verde
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbs. honey
Additional Ingredients for Salad
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1 ear of corn
- 2 scallions
- 1 avocado
- 1 red pepper
- 2 carrots
- 1 mango
- 1 1/2 cups cooked red or black beans
- 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
- Cilantro for garnish
Combine all the chicken ingredients except the chicken breast in a bowl to make a marinade.
Place the chicken in a zipper bag and pour the marinade in the bag over the chicken. Close the bag securely and then shake it up. Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Grill the chicken. Let it cool, and then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake well to mix the dressing. This may be more dressing than you need, so dress according to your taste.
Cut the corn off the cob and cook it in a dry skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until it just starts to brown.
Chop the lettuce, scallions, avocado, red pepper, carrots, and mango. Place them in a large salad bowl.
Add the corns, beans, chicken, tortilla chips, and dressing to taste. Toss the salad. Divide into individual bowls and garnish with cilantro.
Disclosure: I received free samples from Frito-Lay as part of this post. By posting this recipe, I entered a recipe contest sponsored by Frito-Lay and I was eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. And I didn’t win. 🙂