Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup salsa verde chunky preferred

1/3 cup cilantro chopped

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 cloves garlic pressed

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes



1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup onion finely chopped

4 large chicken breasts diced into bite size pieces

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

14.5 ounces tomatoes diced, with green chiles, 1 can

15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed, 1 can

3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped

Cilantro lime rice (recipe included)

Shredded lettuce

tomatoes diced

cheese shredded


tortilla chips


Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup long grain white rice

1 1/4 cups Water

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lime juice

3 tablespoons cilantro fresh and chopped

1 tablespoon oil optional


Preparing the Dressing: In a blender jar, combine mayonnaise, buttermilk, salsa, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pulse until well combined. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Select Sauté function on the Instant Pot. When hot, add oil and onion to pot. Sauté onion for 3 minutes. Add chicken and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, cumin, and black pepper. Lock the lid in place. Select Manual on the Instant Pot and adjust to high pressure. Set to 2 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, use a quick pressure release to release the pressure. Remove the lid. Select sauté and cook stirring frequently, until liquid has cooked off. Stir in black beans and cilantro. Serve over lettuce topped with chicken, cilantro lime rice, cheese, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, and cilantro lime dressing. To Make the Cilantro Lime Rice: Add the rice, water, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and use a natural pressure release for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes do a quick pressure release. Fluff rice with a fork. In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon oil. Add rice and toss until thoroughly mixed.

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