Grilled Chicken Taco Salad


Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¾ cup diced zucchini

  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 jalapeño, minced (Optional)

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 1 large ear corn, husked

  • 5 cups arugula (about 3 ounces)

  • 1 cup coarsely broken tortilla chips

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Combine lime juice, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; whisk in oil. Add tomatoes, zucchini, avocado, onion and jalapeño, if using; gently toss to coat. Set aside.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  4. Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill corn until lightly charred on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces; cut corn kernels from the cob.

  5. Add the chicken and corn to the tomato mixture; stir in arugula, tortilla chips and cilantro and gently toss to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Grill chicken and corn (Step 4) and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 1078IU 22%
Vitamin C 23mg 25%
Folate 96mcg 24%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 81mg 19%
Potassium 812mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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