Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Great way to prepare a Mexican favorite. If you love tacos and chicken along with some nice fresh juicy veggies then try this recipe? What a great way to enjoy a Mexican delicacy in your own way as you can make it what you want it to be!

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

5 from 2 votes

The combination of flavorful chicken and fresh, juicy vegetables promised a delicious and customizable meal. I loved the idea of enjoying this Mexican delicacy in my own unique way, allowing me to make it exactly how I wanted it to be.

Ingredients

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

  • 3/4 cup medium-hot salsa

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 4 (7 inch) corn tortillas

  • 4 cups shredded lettuce

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and sliced (optional)

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Mix black beans, salsa, 1/2 cup cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl; set aside.
  • Stir chili powder, cumin, coriander, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and olive oil in a bowl until smooth; rub mixture over chicken breasts.
  • 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.
  • 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.

As I gathered the ingredients, the vibrant colors of the vegetables and the aroma of the spices filled my kitchen, setting the stage for a tantalizing culinary experience. I prepared the chicken, seasoning it with a blend of Mexican spices, ensuring it would be packed with flavor.

Next, I assembled the tacos, choosing from an array of toppings and fillings. I embraced the freedom to customize each taco to suit my preferences, adding a variety of fresh vegetables, zesty salsa, and tangy sauces.

The first bite was a burst of flavors, with the tender chicken, crunchy vegetables, and vibrant spices coming together harmoniously. The combination of textures and tastes created a satisfying and satisfyingly delicious meal.

I savored each bite, relishing in the Mexican flavors that danced on my palate. The joy of enjoying tacos made just the way I liked them was an experience that brought a smile to my face.

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