Chicken & Kale Taco Salad with Jalapeño-Avocado Ranch


This healthy, super-fast salad recipe swaps out romaine for kale, giving you more than 10 times the vitamin C. Easy flavor hacks like store-bought ranch and pickled jalapeños help make a creamy, tangy and spicy dressing you'll want to drizzle on everything from salad to sliced veggies and shredded poached chicken.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • cup ranch dressing

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños

  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 cups shredded kale

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 1 ½ cups tortilla chips

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • ½ cup chopped mango

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • Lime wedges & crushed red pepper for serving


  1. Combine avocado, ranch dressing, jalapeños, vinegar and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.

  2. Toss kale, chicken, tortilla chips, beans, mango, cheese and onion with the avocado mixture in a large bowl. Serve with lime wedges and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
23g Fat
27g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 59%
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Vitamin A 3622IU 72%
Vitamin C 53mg 59%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 62mg 15%
Potassium 818mg 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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