Taco Salad and Cilantro Lime Ranch Recipe

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Kevin Published: November 11, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Taco Salad and Cilantro Lime Ranch

Treat yourself with a tasty Mexican dish anytime. This taco salad recipe is full of flavors that blend perfectly together.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes



  • 2largechicken breastboneless, skinless, halves
  • 1 ½ cupsfresh salsa
  • 1 ½ Tbsptaco seasoning mixstore bought or homemade
  • 15ozblack beansdrained and rinsed
  • 15ozpinto beansdrained and rinsed
  • 1cupcorn kernelsfrozen
  • 1headgreen leaf or iceberg lettucecut or torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 ½cupsMonterrey Jack cheeseshredded or Cheddar cheese
  • 3Roma tomatoesdiced
  • 2avocadosdiced
  • Sour creamfor serving
  • 1recipecilantro lime ranch
  • 6taco salad bowlsor fried flour tortilla chips

For Cilantro Lime Ranch:

  • ¼cupmayonnaise
  • 2Tbsp.mayonnaise
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • ¼cupmilk
  • 1tbspbuttermilk ranch seasoning mix
  • ¼cupcilantroabout a small handful
  • 1smallclove garlic
  • ½Limejuice


  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker, pour salsa over the chicken and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Place lid over slow cooker and cook on low heat for 5 hours.

  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker (leaving salsa broth in slow cooker), shred chicken and set aside.

  3. Pour black beans, pinto beans and corn kernels into salsa broth in slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Gently stir in chicken and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes until all ingredients are heated through.

  5. To prepare each salad, layer flour tortilla chips, lettuce, chicken mixture, cheese, avocados, tomatoes, sour cream and drizzle with cilantro lime ranch. Serve immediately.

Cilantro Lime Ranch

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until all ingredients are finely chopped. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes


Scoop chicken mixture out of slow cooker using a slotted spoon.



  • Calories: 3587.06kcal
  • Fat: 296.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 88.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 81.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 116.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 144.18g
  • Fiber: 32.61g
  • Sugar: 28.66g
  • Protein: 95.57g
  • Cholesterol: 399.85mg
  • Sodium: 2890.29mg
  • Calcium: 1778.81mg
  • Potassium: 3782.24mg
  • Iron: 11.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 885.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.13mg
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