Mexican Taco Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts large boneless skinless
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 large stalks celery chopped
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the first 8 ingredients, (soy sauce through salt and pepper).
  • In a large baking dish place chicken. Pour sauce over the chicken and coat chicken evenly.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes on each side, until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Uncover chicken and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl mix the remaining 5 ingredients (onion through olives).
  • Using two forks, shred chicken and serve (with a little of the liquid in the baking dish) over the salad.
  • Top salad with sour cream and serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Mexi-cauli-rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; add ground cumin, salt, pepper, chopped green onions and lime juice to taste then fluff with a fork).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure soy sauce and chicken broth are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 338 Calories; 8g Fat (20.8% calories from fat); 58g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 143mg Cholesterol; 761mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat.
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