Loaded Taco Salad Bowls with Salsa Chicken! This taco salad is made with juicy, slow cooker salsa chicken, romaine lettuce and topped with great things like sweet corn, black beans and avocado.
This taco salad is perfect for a quick dinner or a laid back weekend lunch. And, it is super easy to throw together. You can easily prep it ahead of time, taking all the ingredients–minus the meat, sauce and avocado–and add them to a large bowl with a tight fitting lid. (The meat and sauce can go in separate containers, and you will not want to cut the avocado until right before eating). That way, when you are ready, it’s super easy to grab and go.
Taco Salad Ingredients:
- Shredded Salsa Chicken
- Romaine Lettuce
- Black Beans
- Sweet Corn
- Mini Tomatoes
- Fresh Cilantro
- Plain Yogurt
- Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
- Fresh Lime
Quick Notes On Preparation For These Loaded Taco Salad Bowls:
- Chicken – All you need is 10-15 minutes, assuming that the salsa chicken is already prepared, to have a fabulous taco salad dinner on the table. (Note: if the meat is pretty juicy, you may need to drain it just a bit before adding it to the taco salad. Soggy lettuce is gross!) If there are any leftovers, you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or it freezes well too. Here is The Best Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken recipe.
- Yogurt Alternative – I have used a couple of different dairy-free brands. However, So Delicious works well for me. But, regardless of the one you use, be sure to get one that is plain in flavor. (And, just a heads up, if you get a dairy-free almond yogurt, you will most likely still taste the almond).
- Adobo Sauce – For this recipe, I use the sauce from one can of Chipotles Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Make sure to freeze the leftovers for another recipe like these Sweet & Spicy Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
- Tortilla Chips – Use your favorite brand, but Siete tortilla chips are a fantastic grain free option.
Here’s a fun party tip. You can make this meal into a festive taco salad bar for your next gathering! Just add all the ingredients to individual serving bowls, display a combination of different flavored chips and sauces, and serve with margaritas. The best part is that your guests can be a part of the experience and have fun making their own meal.
For more chicken recipes, please give these a try:
- Pineapple-Mango Jalapeño Hot Wings
- Creamy Coconut Cilantro-Lime Chicken
- Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Easy Southwest Chicken Enchiladas
Loaded Taco Salad Bowls
- Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken (linked below)
- 1-2 Romaine Lettuce, chopped
- 2 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 10 oz bag Birds Eye Steamfresh Super Sweet Corn, cooked
- 1-2 Avocados, pitted and sliced
- Nature Sweet Constellation Mini Colorful Tomatoes, cut in half
- Fresh Cilantro, to taste
- ADOBO-LIME CREMA:
- 1 5.3 oz Dairy-Free Plain Yogurt Alternative
- 2-3 tbsp Adobo Sauce from Chipotles Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- 1/2 -1 Lime, freshly squeezed juice (dependant upon taste and the type of yogurt you use)
- Serve with: Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips
- Chop the lettuce and transfer it to a large bowl.
- For the crema: add the yogurt, adobo sauce and lime juice to a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Assemble the salad: Divide the salad among four large bowls. Top with the shredded chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and adobo-lime crema.
- Serve with Siete tortilla chips.
- Romaine Lettuce: I purchase the large individual whole heads.
- The White Textured Stoneware can be found at World Market.
- My clear glass bowls are from Crate and Barrel. This Duralex Glass Bowls, Set of 10 is a similar option.
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