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Cilantro-Chicken-Avocado Taco Salad

Half of our motivation to roast a whole chicken each week is for the leftover cooked chicken and the makings of homemade chicken broth.  The other half this week was to find an excuse to make Tortilla Crispy Taco Salad Shells….again.  And so the Chicken Salad with Avocado & Cilantro Taco Salad was born.

Cilantro Chicken Avocado Taco Salad

Searching for recipes I discovered a wonderful recipe for Chicken Salad served in an Avocado Bowl on the Daily Crave.  I’ve adapted those ingredients to create this dish.  Creamy chicken salad with buttery avocado, crisp freshness of cilantro, warm flavors of ground toasted cumin seeds, on a bed of leafy greens, served from the crunchy goodness that is a taco salad shell.  Delicioso!!

Cilantro Chicken Avocado Taco Salad

Taco Salad Shell FormIf you haven’t made the small investment in these must-have tortilla shell forms….what are you waiting for?  You can create RQ (restaurant quality) salads at home.  Not to mention being able to add Taco Salads to your virtual menu.  The one you’re creating for someday…

Chicken Salad with Avocado & Cilantro {in a Taco Salad Shell}
 
Creamy chicken salad with buttery avocado, crisp freshness of cilantro, warm flavors of ground toasted cumin seeds, on a bed of leafy greens, served from the crunchy goodness that is a taco salad shell. Delicioso!!
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For chicken salad...
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • ½ jalapeno, fine diced
  • ⅛ cup red onion, fine diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup mayo
  • 1 Tbl. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbl. lime juice
  • 1 Tbl. ground toasted cumin seeds
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
For cilantro lime vinaigrette...
  • 3 Tbl. Oli+Ve Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbl. lime juice
  • 2 Tbl. cilantro, minced
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
For tortilla shells...
  • 2 large tortilla shells
  • 2 cups leafy greens
Instructions
For chicken salad...
  1. Combine all chicken salad ingredients.
For tortilla shells...
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place tortillas in taco salad shells forms.
  3. Bake 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Put 1 cup leafy greens in salad shell and top with 1 cup chicken salad.
  5. Drizzle with cilantro lime vinaigrette.

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