Zesty Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle Cilantro Dressing offers a vibrant and satisfying blend of flavors and textures, perfect for a refreshing meal any time of year. This recipe combines tender roasted chicken breasts with crisp romaine lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and hearty black beans and corn, all brought together with a bold and flavorful chipotle cilantro dressing.

The dressing, featuring fresh cilantro, tangy light sour cream, smoky chipotle chile, and aromatic spices like cumin and chili powder, adds a zesty kick that complements the rich flavors of the chicken perfectly. The addition of fresh lime juice provides a refreshing burst of citrus, while a touch of salt enhances the overall balance of flavors.

To assemble the salad, simply toss together the shredded romaine lettuce, chopped roasted chicken breasts, halved cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, rinsed black beans, and drained corn. Then, drizzle the vibrant chipotle cilantro dressing over the top, ensuring that each bite is infused with its bold and spicy flavors.

Not only is this Zesty Chicken Taco Salad delicious, but it’s also nutritious and satisfying. Packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, it’s a wholesome meal that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Plus, it’s easy to customize based on your preferences—add your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, salsa, or sliced jalapeños for an extra burst of flavor.

Whether you’re enjoying it for lunch or dinner, this Zesty Chicken Taco Salad is sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. So grab a fork and dig into this delicious and satisfying dish—it’s a flavor-packed meal that will keep you coming back for more!

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Serve a zesty chicken taco salad drizzled with a chipotle chile, cumin, and cilantro dressing. The smokiness of the chipotle brings out the rich flavors of the roasted chicken breasts.

  • Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ⅔ cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Salad:
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup diced peeled avocado
  • ⅓ cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving (estimated based on recipe serving 4)


  • Calories: Approximately 72
  • Total Fat: Approximately 4.6g
    • Saturated Fat: Approximately 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: Approximately 14mg
  • Sodium: Approximately 251mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: Approximately 5.7g
    • Dietary Fiber: Approximately 0.6g
    • Sugars: Approximately 1.1g
  • Protein: Approximately 2.1g


  • Calories: Approximately 305
  • Total Fat: Approximately 7.2g
    • Saturated Fat: Approximately 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: Approximately 63mg
  • Sodium: Approximately 176mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: Approximately 33.2g
    • Dietary Fiber: Approximately 8.3g
    • Sugars: Approximately 3.5g
  • Protein: Approximately 30.5g