Monday, January 11, 2010

My Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

I mentioned in my Menu Plan Monday Post that I would be sharing my recipe for chicken taco salad today.  This one is made with Doritos and Catalina dressing and is one of my favorites.  It definitely isn't a healthy salad, but boy is it yummy!

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe:

1/2 to 3/4 bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos
1 lb of chicken breast, cooked, chopped, and chilled.
2 cans of 14 oz. kidney beans (I chill in fridge ahead of time)
1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce
1 large or 2 small tomatoes
8 to 16 oz of shredded cheddar cheese (The more the better!)
1 16oz bottle of refrigerated Catalina dressing

  1. Chop lettuce and tomatoes and place in a large bowl.
  2. Rinse and drain kidney beans.  Add to bowl along with chicken and cheddar cheese.
  3. Crunch up Doritos into smaller piece and add to other ingredients.
  4. Pour in dressing to desired amount and mix contents.
It's best if you serve it right away so that the Doritos don't get soggy. It makes about 6 servings.

Cost Breakdown:
Doritos: $1 ($1.99 at Fred Meyer recently)
Chicken Breast: $2 ($1.99 lb at Albies last week)
Kidney Beans: $1 (50¢ each at Fred Meyer last week)
Iceberg Lettuce: 50¢ (99¢ each at Fred Meyer)
Tomatoes: $1 (I used 2 Roma Tomatoes, $1.79 lb at Fred Meyer)
Cheese: $1.50 ($2.99 for 2 lb block Albies last week)
Dressing: $1.99 (I used generic Kroger brand)
Total: $9 or $1.50 per serving!

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maygan said...

That does sound tasty!

The Keevy Family said...

Yum! that sounds good! I make one that is similar but I use regular tortilla chips and then I add fresh cilantro and shredded carrots. Sometimes cucumber too if I have it.

Thanks for sharing! I'm still laughing about "catalina" dressing. :)


laceylady said...

mmm, sounds good I'll have to try it.

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