Shredded Chicken Taco Salad


Shredded Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Crema recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch, for I Heart Naptime.

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Taco salads are a go-to at our house because they’re so adaptable, depending on what you have on hand. I especially love this Shredded Chicken Taco Salad because it’s super easy to throw together and your slow cooker does all the work in cooking the chicken! You can find the recipe for easy Slow Cooker Chicken here. I honestly just top my salad with whatever fresh veggies I have in the fridge. If I don’t have black beans I’ll use pinto beans or red beans. And the chipotle ranch crema is amazing on top—but if you’re short on time you could add some salsa and regular ranch or sour cream.

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Sometimes I’ll make my taco salad into more of a burrito bowl with a tortilla on the bottom, the shredded chicken, some cilantro-lime rice, and then the lettuce and vegetables.  However, you choose to adapt your shredded chicken taco salad, it will be delicious! It’s perfect for picky kids, and I’m telling you the whole family will love it!


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Shredded Chicken Taco Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shredded Chicken Taco Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 557 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

I especially love this Shredded Chicken Taco Salad because it's super easy to throw together and your slow cooker does all the work in cooking the chicken! 



  • 2 pounds slow cooker shredded chicken
  • 2-3 romaine hearts chopped (about 9 cups of chopped lettuce)
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled seeded and chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro for topping
  • tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips for topping

Chipotle Ranch Crema:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make the chipotle ranch cream by combining all ingredients and mixing until smooth. This can be made a few days in advance.
  2. For the tacos salads, place a big handful of lettuce in the bottom of each serving bowl. Top with a spoonful of black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, green onions, and bell pepper. Add a big spoonful of shredded taco chicken. Top with some chopped cilantro and tortilla strips. Drizzle with chipotle ranch crema. Top with tortilla strips of crushed tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Shredded Chicken Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 528mg 22%
Potassium 759mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 80%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments on “Shredded Chicken Taco Salad”

  1. I have been craving a good taco salad recipe! I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  2. This salad looks delicious! Perfect for a summer weeknight meal!


  3. Hi Rachel! The chipotle chili powder is in the dressing, and it’s 1/2 chipotle chili powder. Let us know if you make it! :)

  4. Best and tasting recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love it.

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