Fiesta Chicken Taco Salad

French dressing, salsa and taco seasoning meld to make a chunky, flavor-packed dressing for this lettuce and chicken strip salad.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Dressing

2/3
cup French dressing
2/3
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)

Salad

1
bag (10 oz) chopped romaine lettuce (about 9 cups)
1
package (9 oz) frozen cooked chicken breast strips, thawed
2
cups (4 oz) crushed taco-flavored tortilla chips
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
medium tomatoes, cut into wedges or diced
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2
cup sour cream
Taco-flavored tortilla chips, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients; blend well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix lettuce, chicken, crushed tortilla chips, cheese, tomatoes and olives.
  • 3 Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • 4 Divide salad evenly among individual serving plates; top each with a dollop of sour cream. Arrange tortilla chips around edge of each plate.
  • 1 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients; blend well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix lettuce, chicken, crushed tortilla chips, cheese, tomatoes and olives.
  • 3 Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • 4 Divide salad evenly among individual serving plates; top each with a dollop of sour cream. Arrange tortilla chips around edge of each plate.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

After preparing the dressing and salad, cover each separately; store in refrigerator until serving time. Just before serving, pour over salad and toss.

Accompany this salad with sliced fresh fruit and lemonade. Serve brownies or cookies for dessert.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
360),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
40g
40%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
1590mg
1590%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.