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Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. There is something especially cool about eating a salad out of a taco shell. This spicy grilled chicken is combined with greens, beans and vegetables and then topped with a creamy cilantro dressing. This is a perfect flavor combination! So quick, easy and healthy and of course, gluten and dairy free.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chickensalad, grilledchickensalad, tacosalad
Diet Category Healthy, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 309kcal
Author Alkaline Recipes


  • George Foreman Grill


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup corn
  • ¼ cup tomatoes
  • ½ cup mixed greens
  • ¼ cup pinto beans
  • 4 corn tortillas for taco bowl and olive oil for drizzling

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest


  • Place 4 corn tortillas in oven proof bowl and drizzle with olive oil. I used an 8" bowl. Add tin foil to the middle to create a taco bowl. Bake at 375 until edges are crisp, approximately 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 3 minutes.
  • Marinate chicken in olive oil and spices for 10 minutes. Cook chicken for 10 minutes on each side or until done. Slice chicken after removing from grill.
  • Add greens, beans, vegetables to bowl. (either raw or sauteed). Top with sliced grilled chicken.
  • Blend all dressing ingredients in high speed blender. Pour cilantro dressing on salad. Top with fresh cilantro and green onions.


This recipe is for ONE taco bowl and salad.  For each salad that you are making add an additional chicken breast, and salad ingredients and tortillas listed above.
You can make this salad with either raw or sauteed vegetables.  I have done both, and it is delicious either way.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 309kcal