Warm Chicken Taco Salad

Layer up your favorite taco fillings, including spicy and healthful ground chicken, in a salad topped with a zesty cilantro sauce.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Sauce

1
cup fresh parsley
1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves
3/4
cup part skim ricotta cheese
1
tablespoon green pepper sauce
1
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Light Fat Free Key lime pie yogurt

Salad

1 1/2
lb ground chicken
1/3
cup warm water
1
package (1.25 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% less-sodium taco seasoning mix
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1
bag (16 oz) lettuce salad mix (iceberg lettuce, cabbage and carrots)
2
large tomatoes, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
1
cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1
cup coarsely crushed blue corn tortilla chips (1 1/2 oz)
1
large tomato, if desired for garnish
  • 1 In food processor, process parsley and cilantro with on-and-off motions until finely chopped. Add ricotta cheese, pepper sauce and yogurt; process until well blended. Pour into quart-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; refrigerate sauce until needed.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground chicken over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in water, taco seasoning mix and corn. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated and slightly thickened.
  • 3 In 3- to 4-quart glass bowl, layer salad mix, chopped tomatoes, cheese, chicken mixture and tortilla chips. Cut hole in one bottom corner of bag of sauce; pipe sauce in coil over salad. For garnish, cut skin of large tomato to form a rose; place in center of salad.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    610mg
    610%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    90%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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