There’s no longer a need to dodge this favorite Mexican salad recipe — this super yummy Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Salad will definitely satisfy your taste buds without using up all your Points. Simply by making a few small adjustments in the standard recipe and baking your own tortilla chips, you’ll shave off the calories and maintain the taste. You can grill your own chicken to use in this recipe portion size is huge and SO incredibly tasty! It really tastes like something you would order at a hot new California Mexican Fusion restaurant! It’s truly one of the best Taco Salad Recipes I’ve found — so full of different tastes and textures and yet astoundingly low in calories and Points. So if you are craving a chicken taco salad, this is one Weight Watcher Recipe that you must try!
Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Salad Recipe
– 4 sprays non-fat olive oil cooking spray
– 8 medium corn tortillas, cut into 4 wedges each
– 1/2 tsp kosher salt
– 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
– 1 pound chicken breast, cooked, skinless, shredded
– 1 cup tomatoes, diced
– 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
– 1/3 cup chopped red onions
– 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers ( I used a combination of red, green and yellow peppers)
– 1/4 cup chopped tomatillos
– 1/4 cup black olives
– 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
– 1/4 cup salsa
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin, or Adobo seasoning
– 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
– 1/4 cup sliced jalapenos*
*If you don’t like spicy, feel free to eliminate the jalapenos
NOTE: Try adding 1 cup cooked black beans to the recipe for some added protein and fiber, but add on one additional Point per serving, if you do.
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Arrange tortillas on baking sheet; spray tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
Arrange tortillas on the bottom and up sides of 4 salad bowls, so that each bowl will have 8 tortilla wedges. Place 1/4 of lettuce, cilantro, chicken, tomatoes, black olives, bell peppers, onions, and tomatillos in each bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, salsa, cumin, and pepper sauce. Drizzle about 3 tablespoons dressing over each salad. Top with sliced jalapenos. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
Each serving = 6 Weight Watchers Points