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Garlic Lime Chicken Taco Salad

The mix of grilled onions and chicken with fresh veggies make taco night easy any day of the week. This healthy and simple taco salad is light and bursting with flavor, making it perfect for a healthier Taco Tuesday!

If you’re looking for more healthy and simple salad recipes, check out my Easy Quinoa Salad, Healthy Asian Salad with No Sugar, or my Chicken Sausage Greek Salad.

Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this recipe if you are craving tacos, but also want something just a little bit healthier. This healthy and simple taco salad checks all the boxes. I make garlic lime chicken, grilled onions, and homemade Avocado Lime Dressing!

I created this recipe with my friends at Organic Prairie for a healthy and simple taco salad that you can feel good about enjoying every Taco Tuesday. As someone who loves tacos, especially my Garlic Lime Chicken Street Tacos or my Carnitas Street Tacos, this salad really does measure up!

Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad
Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad

How to Make Garlic Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Step 1

In a large bowl, add the garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, and lime juice and mix together. Cut chicken breast cross grain into 2-inch-wide strips and add to the bowl and coat in spice mix. Place bowl in fridge to marinate while you make the dressing.

Step 2

Next, you’ll make the dressing by adding the avocado, olive oil, water, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Next, it’s time to cook the chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ghee and melt completely to coat the pan. Place the chicken in the pan and cook over medium/high heat until lightly browned on both sides and fully cooked with an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20 minutes.

Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad

Step 4

The grilled onions are my favorite part of this salad! I make them as I am cooking the chicken as they don’t take long. Slice the onion into thin slices. Add the ghee into a small skillet and melt over high heat. Add the sliced onions and reduce heat to medium. Lightly salt the onions. Continue to cook until onions are translucent and golden brown.

Step 5

Last step is to put it all together. Chop romaine lettuce and add to bowls. Dice the tomato and add evenly to bowls. Cut the avocado into cubes and add to bowls. Dice the chicken into small cubes and add to the bowl along with the grilled onions. Drizzle with dressing.

Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad

Ingredients for Garlic Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts

Frontier Co-Op Organic Garlic Powder

Frontier Co-Op Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Organic Lime

Organic Valley Ghee

Organic Avocados

La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Cilantro

Organic Lime

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Romaine Lettuce

Organic Tomato

Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad
Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad
Garlic lime chicken taco salad, healthy and simple taco salad

Garlic Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

4

servings

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic fine sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon organic black pepper

  • Juice of 1 organic lime

  • 1 pound Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts

  • 1 tablespoon Organic Valley Ghee

  • For the Dressing
  • 1 organic avocado

  • 6 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons organic cilantro

  • Juice of 1 organic lime

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper

  • For the Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Valley Ghee

  • 1 organic yellow onion

  • Fine sea salt

  • For the Salad
  • 2 hearts organic Romain lettuce

  • 2 organic avocados

  • 1 organic tomato

Directions

  • To make the chicken: In a large bowl, add the garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, and lime juice and mix together. Cut chicken breast cross grain into 2-inch-wide strips and add to the bowl and coat in spice mix. Place bowl in fridge to marinate while you make the dressing.
  • To make the dressing: In a high-powered blender, add the avocado, olive oil, water, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • To make the chicken: In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ghee and melt completely to coat the pan. Place the chicken in the pan and cook over medium/high heat until lightly browned on both sides and fully cooked with an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20 minutes.
  • To make the grilled onions: Slice the onion into thin slices. Add the ghee into a small skillet and melt over high heat. Add the sliced onions and reduce heat to medium. Lightly salt the onions. Continue to cook until onions are translucent and golden brown.
  • To make the salad: Chop romaine lettuce and add to bowls. Dice the tomato and add evenly to bowls. Cut the avocado into cubes and add to bowls. Dice the chicken into small cubes and add to the bowl along with the grilled onions. Drizzle with dressing.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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