Grilled Chicken Taco Salad


Great way to prepare a Mexican favorite.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ cup medium-hot salsa

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 4 (7 inch) corn tortillas

  • 4 cups shredded lettuce

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and sliced (Optional)

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (Optional)

  • ¼ cup sour cream (Optional)


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Mix black beans, salsa, 1/2 cup cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl; set aside.

  3. Stir 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 preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). While the chicken is cooking, place tortillas on grill and grill until lightly brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and slice into long thin strips. Divide chicken strips over tortillas and top with bean mixture, lettuce, and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro. Serve with avocado, lime wedges, and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
19g Fat
44g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 832mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1215mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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