Chicken Taco Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
I am a big fan of any version of taco-ish things. I hope you are too! You and the family will love all the flavors in this dish.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - cup(s) shredded chicken
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 2 - cup(s) corn tortilla chips
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 - lb(s) fresh baby spinach**
  • Dressing: - vinaigrette dressing**
  • Side: - baby carrots**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Shred the chicken, if necessary. If using whole chickens, slow cook on low for 8 hours, then let cool and pull off the chicken and shred it. Specific directions on
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the baby spinach leaves, shredded chicken, drained and rinsed black beans and corn, crushed tortilla chips, and crumbled cheese with your favorite vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Prepare side dish.
  4. Serve Chicken Taco Salad with preferred side dish.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Shred 4 cups chicken as needed.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of corn.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • Half of the drained and rinsed black beans
  • Half of the drained and rinsed corn

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

To freeze, add the cooled, cooked and shredded chicken to a labeled plastic freezer baggie or container. Freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet or microwave to reheat. Add reheated shredded chicken to the salad.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when you omit the shredded cheese topping.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Chicken Taco Salad

Printable Label Instructions

Reheat the shredded chicken, black beans and corn in skillet or saucepan with 1/2 cup of water.
Serve chicken and black beans over spinach with salad toppings.