Juicy chicken breast strips are tossed with lettuce, two cheeses, olives and crushed chips and tossed with a Tex-Mex styled ranch dressing.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the chicken breasts in a medium skillet over medium high heat for 12 to 16 minutes, or until chicken is cooked though and juices run clear. Let cool slightly then slice into strips.

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, chili powder, lettuce, salsa, dressing, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, olives and tortilla chips until evenly coated. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; 31.2 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 824 mg sodium. 9.5 g carbohydrates; 25.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
This is very good quick and easy! I had hamburger on hand so instead of chicken I browned 1lb of hamburger added about 1/4c. salsa and 1/3 pkg taco seasoning and cooked on med-low for a couple of minutes. I tossed the salad cheese chips and olives with the ranch/salsa mixture and topped it with the taco meat. Yum! Next time I will add tomatoes & avacado! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I misread the recipe & thought that it had a home made dressing by that I mean not just salad ingredients mixed together with ranch dressing. Needless to say as it was my own fault for misreading it I was disappointed. I normally use Hidden Valley's Fiesta Ranch (which rocks over this) for a taco salad because it is more than just ranch dressing with chili powder added and serve in tortilla shell "bowls". Sorry Sara.;) Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
This is very good quick and easy! I had hamburger on hand so instead of chicken I browned 1lb of hamburger added about 1/4c. salsa and 1/3 pkg taco seasoning and cooked on med-low for a couple of minutes. I tossed the salad cheese chips and olives with the ranch/salsa mixture and topped it with the taco meat. Yum! Next time I will add tomatoes & avacado! Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
This is very good quick and easy! I had hamburger on hand so instead of chicken I browned 1lb of hamburger added about 1/4c. salsa and 1/3 pkg taco seasoning and cooked on med-low for a couple of minutes. I tossed the salad cheese chips and olives with the ranch/salsa mixture and topped it with the taco meat. Yum! Next time I will add tomatoes & avacado! Read More
(61)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I misread the recipe & thought that it had a home made dressing by that I mean not just salad ingredients mixed together with ranch dressing. Needless to say as it was my own fault for misreading it I was disappointed. I normally use Hidden Valley's Fiesta Ranch (which rocks over this) for a taco salad because it is more than just ranch dressing with chili powder added and serve in tortilla shell "bowls". Sorry Sara.;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
Very good. I left the chili powder out by accident but still good. Much less fattening than taco salad with sour cream since I used lite dressing. My husband didn't seem to notice the switch either. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2008
I made the low fat buttermilk ranch dressing recipe from this site for the salad. I omitted the black olives and used garden fresh veggies (roma tomatoes cucumbers green peppers). Instead of crushed tortilla chips I topped with store bought crushed buttermilk ranch pretzels bits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
This was very simple to prepare and my husband and I both thought it was very delicious! (However I recommend that you use less Ranch dressing as it was a bit too much for us.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2003
I highly recommend this recipe. I used it at a potluck and it was highly praised. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2004
This recipe was good although I did find that there was a bit too much ranch dressing in it. I will definitely make again but won't use as much dressing. I also cooked the chicken in taco mix and it added some extra flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I made this the other night and my family just loved it. This recipe is so easy and could easily be adjusted to make more.I will make this salad as often as my family asks for it because I loved it most of all. It was yummy! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2002
Very easy and so tasty! This is one of our new favorite recipes! Read More
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