Chicken BLT Taco Salad

I’m always looking for great recipes, especially for potluck events or
cookouts. I thought this was a quick and easy recipe to be able to take to a
summer party!

Chicken BLT Taco Salad


1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick `n Chunky Salsa
1/2 cup French dressing

8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
6 cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce
1 medium yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into thin wedges
1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey-Jack cheese blend 1/4 cup sour cream, if desired 1 cup small triangular tortilla chips


  1. In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
    Drain on paper towel; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add chicken
    to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until browned
    and no longer pink in center. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until
  3. In deep 3-quart salad bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, bacon, bell pepper
    and tomatoes. Top with dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24
  4. Just before serving, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

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2 comments… add one
  • This recipe sounds really good! My son is a bacon freak!! If I would allow him to eat nothing but bacon for 3 meals I think he would be just fine with it!! He's not a vegetable eater at all. However, he will eat salads. So this recipe seems to be just right for us!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Sounds YUM! Did you use your new plug in for this? ;0) I love bacon in nearly any recipe so I have to try this!!

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