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Southwest Chicken Taco Salad

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"I love southwestern salads, so I decided to create my own at home. You can add black beans, corn, or spice it up with chili peppers."
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50 m servings 667 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, white pepper, cumin, oregano, thyme, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Rub spice mixture into each chicken breast to coat thoroughly.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a baking dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Slice chicken into strips.
  6. Fill each tostada shell with 1/2 cup lettuce. Divide chicken, salsa, avocados, Cheddar cheese, and olives between the tostada shells. Top each salad with ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 667 calories; 47 g fat; 33.2 g carbohydrates; 33.9 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 1861 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! Wow!

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I'm sure the recipe is great but when I made it the chicken did not absorb ANY flavor so it was flavorless chicken on salad greens = boring.

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This is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! Wow!

I'm sure the recipe is great but when I made it the chicken did not absorb ANY flavor so it was flavorless chicken on salad greens = boring.

when the most difficult thing about a recipe is putting together the spice mix....well, there's 3 stars right there. the tasty finished product puts it over the moon. a fantastic, fun meal.

Yes we will make it again.

Great easy recipe. I know I should not rate a recipe when I don't exactly follow it, so sorry. I actually just used some taco seasoning instead of combining all of the spices listed. Dish tur...

Very good and easy meal. I bought refried beams and rice from a local Mexican restaurant and this made it even better. My family loved it and want me to put it on the weekly rotation.

I have to give this 5 STARS even tho I only made the chicken part of it. Everyone in the family loved it. We will make this again and again. Just the right amount of heat and spice. Made as ...

I made this Paleo style, so no cheese and no tostada shells :) Also made my own Paleo friendly ranch. My husband could not stop raving about the chicken rub! He said he could eat it everyday!...