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Copycat Pollo Loco Double Chicken Avocado Taco Salad Recipe

Keeping your meal light doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor. Say goodbye to the drive-thru and whip up this delicious chicken taco salad to keep yourself satisfied!

How To Make Copycat Pollo Loco Double Chicken Avocado Taco Salad

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Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Serves: 4 people Pen Icon Edit input


  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup medium-hot salsa
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 4 taco salad shells
  • 4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Mix black beans, salsa, 1/2 C. cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl. Set aside. 

  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, coriander, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and olive oil in a bowl until smooth. Rub mixture over chicken breasts.

  4. Cook chicken breasts on grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes per side.

  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and chop. Divide chicken over taco salad shells and top with bean mixture, lettuce, and remaining 1/2 C. cilantro.

  6. Serve with avocado, lime wedges, and sour cream.


  • Calcium: 77mg
  • Calories: 433kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Potassium: 511mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 268mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 2117IU
  • Vitamin C: 14mg
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