Taco Salad with Ranch Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Taco Salad with Ranch Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Taco Salad with Ranch Dressing

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"Juicy chicken breast strips are tossed with lettuce, two cheeses, olives and crushed chips and tossed with a Tex-Mex styled ranch dressing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook the chicken breasts in a medium skillet over medium high heat for 12 to 16 minutes, or until chicken is cooked though and juices run clear. Let cool slightly then slice into strips.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, chili powder, lettuce, salsa, dressing, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, olives and tortilla chips until evenly coated. Chill until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2003

This is very good, quick and easy! I had hamburger on hand, so instead of chicken I browned 1lb of hamburger, added about 1/4c. salsa and 1/3 pkg taco seasoning and cooked on med-low for a couple of minutes. I tossed the salad, cheese, chips and olives with the ranch/salsa mixture and topped it with the taco meat. Yum! Next time I will add tomatoes & avacado!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

I misread the recipe & thought that it had a home made dressing, by that, I mean not just salad ingredients mixed together with ranch dressing. Needless to say, as it was my own fault for misreading it, I was disappointed. I normally use Hidden Valley's Fiesta Ranch (which rocks over this) for a taco salad because it is more than just ranch dressing with chili powder added, and serve in tortilla shell "bowls". Sorry Sara. ;)

Jul 27, 2003

Very good. I left the chili powder out by accident, but still good. Much less fattening than taco salad with sour cream since I used lite dressing. My husband didn't seem to notice the switch either.

Jul 29, 2008

I made the low fat buttermilk ranch dressing recipe from this site for the salad. I omitted the black olives and used garden fresh veggies (roma tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers). Instead of crushed tortilla chips, I topped with store bought crushed buttermilk ranch pretzels bits.

Jun 08, 2003

This was very simple to prepare and my husband and I both thought it was very delicious! (However, I recommend that you use less Ranch dressing, as it was a bit too much for us.)

Jun 22, 2004

This recipe was good although I did find that there was a bit too much ranch dressing in it. I will definitely make again but won't use as much dressing. I also cooked the chicken in taco mix and it added some extra flavour.

Jun 08, 2003

I highly recommend this recipe. I used it at a potluck and it was highly praised.

Aug 29, 2002

I made this the other night and my family just loved it. This recipe is so easy and could easily be adjusted to make more.I will make this salad as often as my family asks for it because I loved it most of all. It was yummy! Thank you


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  • Calories
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 31.2 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 824 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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