Taco Salad Bowl

One of my favorite salads is a taco salad. There are many variations and a variety of ways to present it but there is always one thing in common, a wonderful southwest flavor that delights the tastebuds. Try this colorful delight today. BTW…it is hearty enough to be dinner.

Want you will need on hand:
A box of Spanish rice
Southwest chicken breast, sliced
Torn lettuce
A can of beans, rinsed and drained (I mostly use black or chili)
Diced avocados
Diced tomatoes
Diced fresh cilantro
Queso quesadilla Mexican cheese

Taco 1

Prepare the Spanish Rice according to package directions. Set aside.

Prepare the chicken breast using spices to give it a nice southwestern flair. In a small bowl, combine a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika. Rub into chicken covering all sides. Drizzle with a teaspoon of fresh lime juice. Cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes on a nice slow heat.

Taco 2

In a large salad bowl add torn Romaine lettuce or your favorite lettuce. I adore Romaine and tend to use it as the main ingredient in many of my salads, but it is not a must. Like spices, it is personal taste. So, if you like iceberg use it.

Starting from one side of the bowl spoon a line of Spanish rice, black beans, diced avocados, shredded chicken, tomatoes over the lettuce. Sprinkle with fresh diced cilantro. Crumble cheese over the top.

Taco 3

Pretty enough to eat! – Ella

Southwest Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika
• 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
• 1 teaspoons lime juice


  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin salt, and paprika. Rub over all sides of chicken. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on both sides; drizzle with lime juice. Cover and cook on a low heat for 15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and chicken is tender.


Author: Ella

Just a girl who loves to cook farm-to-fork foods living the dream!

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