Chicken Taco Rice Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette Recipe

Chicken Taco Rice Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette Recipe

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time



6 people
Chicken Taco Rice Salad

Looking for an easy chicken dinner, one that doesn’t require turning on the oven? This recipe is for you! Chicken Taco Salad as a main dish salad is incredibly satisfying and hearty, while still being a simple meal that is perfect for leftover chicken. Top it with homemade Southwestern Salsa Vinaigrette to make the meal complete! 

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This recipe is courtesy of Holly Clegg‘s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook. 


  • For The Chicken Taco Rice Salad:
  • 1 (5-ounce) package yellow rice
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups skinless rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomato halves
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat, sharp Cheddar cheese
  • For The Salsa Vinaigrette:
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 For the Chicken Taco Rice Salad:
  • 2 Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool; set aside
  • 3 In a large bowl, combine cooled rice and all ingredients
  • 4 Toss with Salsa Vinaigrette
  • 5 For The Salsa Vinaigrette:
  • 6 In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients


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