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
  • ingredients 11
  • 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.
  • 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.
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