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Ground Chicken Taco Salad

An easy salad to fix on weeknights or to take for potluck
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Tex Mex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning I used hot and spicy taco seasoning
  • 2 - 3 oz Baby Lettuce or Iceberg Lettuce approx. 2 cups broken lettuce leaves
  • big Red Onion sliced approx. ¾ cup when sliced
  • 20 pitted Ripe Olives sliced or ⅓ – ½ cup sliced Ripe Black Olives
  • 12 - 15 Grape Tomatoes cut into half approx. ¾ cup
  • ¾ - 1 cup canned Red Kidney Beans
  • ¾ cup finely grated Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Thousand ISland Salad Dressing
  • cup Salsa I used tostito mild salsa
  • 2 tsp Taco Seasoning


  • Heat oil in a pan and saute ground chicken with one envelope of taco seasoning until chicken is cooked. I used a stainless steel pan and it took about 10 – 12 minutes to cook ground chicken. If using a nonstick pan, use less oil.
  • In a large bowl, toss lettuce, olives, tomatoes, onions, ground chicken and keep aside.
  • Mix together thousand island dressing, salsa and taco seasoning (listed below salsa). 
  • Take salad in a serving bowl, sprinkle cheddar cheese and pour desired dressing over it and serve. 


  • I did not have a can of chopped green chilies and highly recommend using it.
  • The original recipe called for lots of crushed tortilla chips. Husband did not want any and hence left it out. However, I added some crushed tostitos tortilla chips and liked the crunchiness it gave to the salad.
  • Adjust veggies in the salad to one’s preference. I used less veggies and more ground chicken as that is how we prefer.
  • I used Taco Seasoning to season ground chicken. A variation to this would be chili powder, garam masala and ginger garlic past
  • I skipped 1-2 tsp. of sugar as we do not like too much sweet in savory food.
  • One will not need all this dressing for this salad.