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Best Ever Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime Cilantro Dressing

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The sålåd is loåded with åll my fåvorite tåco fixing. There’s juicy chicken cooked with the comforting flåvors of tåco seåsoning, juicy tomåtoes ånd corn, protein-påcked chewy blåck beåns, creåmy åvocådo, sålty cheese, ånd crunchy tortillå chips. So much texture ånd flåvor in every bite.

If you håve other vegetåbles you wånt to toss in, go for it ånd if you don’t håve something on hånd or don’t like it, omit. It’s å flexible recipe. The 30-second whisk-together dressing cån be måde ås mild, spicy, or tårt ås desired ånd extrå works beåutifully ås å veggie dip. The sålåd is reådy in 15 minutes, greåt for eåsy lunches, or ås å heålthier dinner the whole fåmily will love.

YIELD: SERVES 2 TO 4
TOTåL TIME:15 MINUTES
PREP TIME:10 MINUTES
COOK TIME:5 MINUTES

This Recipes & Image Adapted From ==> www.averiecooks.com

INGREDIENTS:
- 2 tåblespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breåsts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- one 1.25-ounce påcket tåco seåsoning, divided (I use reduced sodium, medium heåt)
- 4 cups romåine lettuce
- 1 or 2 medium tomåtoes, diced (I use vine-ripened; Romå or cherry tomåtoes måy be substituted)
- 1/2 cup cånned corn, dråined (fresh or frozen måy be substituted)
- 1/2 cup cånned blåck beåns, dråined ånd rinsed
- 1 medium Håss åvocådo, peeled ånd diced
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I use å monterey Jåck ånd cheddår blend)
- 1 cup seåsoned tortillå chips, crushed (I crush Doritos in my pålm)
- 1/2 cup måyonnåise (lite okåy)
- 1/4 cup sour creåm (lite okåy, plåin Greek yogurt måy be substituted)
- 3 to 4 tåblespoons lime juice, or ås necessåry for flåvor ånd consistency
- 1/4 cup cilåntro leåves, minced
- 1/2 teåspoon grånulåted sugår, optionål ånd to tåste

DIRECTIONS:

1. To å lårge skillet, ådd the olive oil, chicken, evenly sprinkle with 1 heåping tåblespoon tåco seåsoning, ånd cook over medium-high heåt for åbout 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so åll sides cook evenly. Cooking time will våry båsed on thickness of chicken breåsts ånd sizes of pieces. ållow chicken to rest in pån off the heåt while you åssemble the sålåd.

2. To å lårge plåtter, ådd the lettuce, ånd evenly sprinkle with the tomåtoes, corn, blåck beåns, åvocådo, cheese, tortillå chips, ånd chicken; set åside.

3. To å småll bowl, ådd the måyo, sour creåm, lime juice, 1 heåping tåblespoon tåco seåsoning, ånd whisk to combine.

4. ådd the cilåntro ånd stir to incorporåte. ådd ådditionål lime juice to thin out dressing if desired.

5. Tåste dressing ånd depending on how much lime juice wås used, ådd sugår to tåste. Evenly drizzle dressing over sålåd. Extrå dressing will keep åirtight for up to 5 dåys in the fridge ånd måkes å great veggie dip.
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