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Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¾ cup diced zucchini
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
  • 2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large ear corn, husked
  • 5 cups arugula (about 3 ounces)
  • 1 cup coarsely broken tortilla chips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Combine lime juice, vinegar and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; whisk in oil. Add tomatoes, zucchini, avocado, onion and jalapeño, if using; gently toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle chicken with the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill corn until lightly charred on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces; cut corn kernels from the cob.
  • Add the chicken and corn to the tomato mixture; stir in arugula, tortilla chips and cilantro and gently toss to combine.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • Grill chicken and corn (Step 4) and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 servings
SERVINGS 4
ACTIVE TIME 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 447 Calories
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Mono Saturated Fat 18 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 551 mg
Fiber 6 g
Protein 27 g
Potassium 812 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Calcium 78 mg
Chromium 1 mcg
Folate 96 mcg
Omega-6 4 g
Vitamin E 6 mg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamin B3 12 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 1 ½

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