Quick Chicken Taco Salad

Deli-roast chicken, store-bought barbecue sauce and prepared coleslaw mix make this taco salad a quick and easy dinner any night of the week.

Quick Chicken Taco Salad

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Taco Bowls

  • 4

    large tortillas

  • 2

    tbsp. olive oil

  • Pulled Chicken Mix

  • 1

    tbsp. olive oil

  • 1

    small deli-roast chicken

  • 1

    garlic clove, chopped

  • Pickled jalapenos

  • 1

    cup to 1½ cups barbecue sauce

  • Assembly

  • 1

    (14 ounce) bag pre-shredded cabbage or ½ large cabbage, shredded

  • 3

    tbsp. chopped cilantro

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • Pinch sugar

  • cup olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • ½

    cucumber, sliced or diced

  • 1

    tomato, diced

  • 1

    avocado, diced

  • ½

    red onion, sliced

  • 3

    tbsp. chopped cilantro or cilantro leaves

  • 1

    cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Sour cream

  • 1

    lime, cut in wedges

Directions

Taco Bowls Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush tortilla shells lightly with oil. Nestle each tortilla shell between 2 oven-proof bowls. Bake until tortilla takes on bowl shape, about 15 minutes. For extra crispy shells, remove from bowls and cook until golden and crispy, another 5 minutes. Pulled Chicken Mix Remove chicken from bones and shred or chop meat. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. When olive oil is hot, add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, depending how saucy you like your pulled chicken. Bring to a boil. Add chicken and pickled jalapenos. Stir. Cover and let chicken heat through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Assembly Make coleslaw: Add cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, olive oil and salt and pepper to a bowl. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. To serve: Add coleslaw to each taco bowl. Top with pulled chicken mixture. Serve with garnishes, such as cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onion, cilantro, cheese, sour cream and lime wedges.


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