Chicken BLT Taco Salad

Pretty layers of cheese, meats, and chopped fresh vegetables, tied together with an easy salsa dressing, make this all-in-one salad a standout.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa
1/2
cup French dressing

Salad

8
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
6
cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce
1
medium yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2
large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1
medium avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into thin wedges
1 1/2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey-Jack cheese blend
1/4
cup sour cream, if desired
1
cup small triangular tortilla chips

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.
  • 3 In deep 3-quart salad bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, bacon, bell pepper and tomatoes. Top with dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  • 4 Just before serving, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

To save time, buy already cooked bacon and deli chicken.

Brush the avocado slices with lemon juice to keep then from turning a dark color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.