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Chicken Taco Salad


Easy recipe for chicken taco salad using ground chicken instead of beef.

Here’s the recipe for Chicken Taco Salad using Extra Lean Ground Chicken:

4.7 from 26 reviews
Chicken Taco Salad
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Chicken
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag (260g) Old Dutch Arriba Zesty Taco Chips
  • 1 head ice berg lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (Catalina or Ranch dressing, green onions, salsa, jalapenos, etc.)
  1. Brown the chicken in a saucepan over medium/high heat.
  2. Add taco seasoning and 1 cup water, cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. To prepare salad, layer a bowl with a handful of taco chips, lettuce, chicken and cheese.
  4. Add additional toppings to taste, and serve!







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  • I am trying to cut back on the amount of red meat we eat and would love to try Maple Leaf Prime Grounds

  • I would love to win because my family loves Maple Leaf ground chicken (but don’t tell my kids!)

  • I’ve never tried this before! I feel like it could make an old recipe fun again–some variation would be nice!

  • I would say love to cut back on our red meat consumption.. But haven’t enjoyed ground chicken in the past. Hopefully this is much better.

  • I don’t eat red meat, so only buy ground chicken or ground turkey. I have a few recipes on the regular rotation that use ground meat – tacos, turkey burgers or use it in spaghetti sauce. I’d love to win coupons, as I will definitely use them quickly.

  • I actually made Ole ElPaso taco’s last night with ground chicken and my husband didn’t say anything about it, so I think I will be using it more often – I would love the coupons to help with this healthier life style change

  • I use these to make chicken meatballs. I’d love to win so I can try making your salad. I’ve loved all the recipes you have posted!

  • I would love to win so I could switch up some recipes with it instead of ground beef all the time!..No,I havent tried it.

  • I would love to win because I use ground chicken/turkey all the time in place of ground beef. I have tried the maple leaf and I love it!

  • I would love to win because the only other alternative to beef grounded Ive tried is Turkey and I’d love to try chicken!!

  • Y-u-m-m-y! Extra-lean chicken taco salad, turkey might be nice too but is often too dry, while ground beef is just.. ewwww 🙂

  • I’d love to win because we live on a disability pension and money is tight! Yes I’ve tried Maple Leaf Prime before, it does cost more.

  • I would love to win because we love to cook and we plan on making a lot of dishes this summer. Yes we have tried Maple Leaf Prime, at least once a week.


  • I haven’t tried these products yet, but would love to swap them out for the beef in my meatballs!

  • I’d like to win because I like to use ground turkey in a few recipes. I have tried Maple Leaf Prime Ground turkey in wontons and it’s really good.

  • Maple Leaf Prime is wonderful and I have tried their ground meat (chicken) and that is why I would like to win!

  • I still haven’t tried Ground Turkey yet, so this would provide incentive to update some favourite recipes.

  • I am always looking for a healthier way to eat, but have not tried these yet as they are out of my price range. Would love to win some!

  • We had Maple Leaf ground chicken TONIGHT! I made “Teriyaki Chicken Cakes” – a family favourite. I LOVE ground chicken (and turkey!) and use it at least once a week, sometimes twice. These coupons would come in handy. I broke up with beef 9 years ago 🙂

  • WE have not use ground beef in over 5 years. Always subsittute with ground beef or turkey, now prefer that to beef. I trust prime to know that there is not a lot of filler and fat in their ground poultry products.

  • I have tried the turkey in many recipes, one of my fav’s is a spinach, feta turkey burger, love it.. it’s a great alternative to meat. I would love to win because these coupons would be a great savings with the grocery bill.

  • I made a mistake in above comment ” should read always subsitute with ground chicken or turkey”

    Its been a long day, I know many of you will understand.


  • I’d like to win so that I can try making Garlic Bread Bowl Chicken Sloppy Joes.
    I have tried Maple Leaf Prime Ground Chicken/Turkey.

  • No, I haven’t tried Maple Leaf Grounds, but I’d like to make some chili with it!


  • I actually had taco salad for lunch. I made it with beef, of course, but I’d love to win to see if I like it with ground chicken.

  • I have tried Maple Leaf Grounds before and would love to win because hey it saves me money if its free! 😛

  • I have used ground chicken in burgers and casseroles…I will start using the ground turkey more often!

  • I’d like to win because I’m a huge fan of ground turkey..and yes, I have tried them, they’re awesome!

  • We started using ground turkey about a year ago and now hardly ever use ground beef. Spaghetti, chili, burritos, taco salad and burgers are all made with ground turkey. Yum!!

  • I’d like to win because i haven’t tried this before, but the meat seems to be good quality and it would be really handy for tacos, and for whipping up some other quick meals.

  • I’d like to win so my 3 year old can have more tacos – her favourite meal ever! We always use ground turkey, usually Maple Leaf Prime, in our tacos.

  • Your recipe sounds delish I havent tried them yetm, just heard about them the other day. will be looking for my next shopping trip!

  • I have never tried Maple Leaf Prime Grounds before. I’m trying to eat less ground beef so I’d love to try chicken in place of ground beef in some of my favorite recipes.

  • I think we may have tried maple leaf prime grounds before? i can’t remember. i know we’ve made chili and tacos with ground chicken and it would be a nice change to try it .

  • I would like to win so I can try this brand of meat with homemade Cabbage Rolls. I’ve never made them without beef so it could be delicious. Maple Leaf is a trusted brand in my family.

  • Yes, and they make an excellent substitute for any recipes where I usually use ground beef (burgers, meatloaf, chilli, etc.)

  • I would love to win because I want to try this in some of my recipes and no I have not tried Maple Leaf Prime Grounds

  • I’d love to win to try this product. I’ve never tried ground chicken or turkey but I’m sure it would make a tasty dish!

  • I want to try that Chicken Taco salad! The picture looks so good. I’ve never tried the Prime Grounds, but I would love to try the turkey one because I’ve never had ground turkey. They both seem healthy and I like that they are Extra Lean.

  • I’d like to win because I use ground turkey or chicken as a replacement for all ground beef dishes and it is expensive! This would help a lot!

  • I haven’t tried them yet and judging from your dish, they look delicious. I’d love to try them out with my family!

  • We like to make our own burgers using ground chicken/turkey so this giveaway would be appreciated.

  • That salad looks yummy! I’ve never tried ground chicken or turkey – would love to make meatballs with it!

  • I’v never tried it before but I’d like to because I enjoy making burgers and chili, and they’d be a great addition.

  • We have used the Maple Leaf ground turkey many times so I would like to win because it would help with the food budget.

  • I haven’t tried ML Grounds yet but I do love their ham and I would use these coupons for that and maybe bacon too!!

  • I’d love to win because we eat a lot of chicken in out house. Ive never tried this kind specifically, but we love ground chicken especially in spaghetti

  • Have not tried the maple leaf ground, but have tried their prime chicken breasts and they are good.

  • I’d like to win because I love making meatballs using ground turkey. So, yes, I have used and enjoyed this product before.

    p.s. I’d like to try that Chicken Taco Salad you’ve posted. It looks delicious.

  • Oh I love the Maple Leaf Prime Ground turkey and chicken, and they make an excellent substitute for ground beef in so many recipes!!

  • I have used the ground turkey and made a wicked chili – would love to make turkey burgers for the summer if I won

  • I`d like to win because these blog posts about food make me hungry and I need to supplement my food craving binges 😉 I haven’t tried the Maple Leaf grounds yet, but I do have a pack of the ground chicken I picked up the other day and it’s waiting for some inspiration, a chili perhaps.

  • I have tried the products and love them, but who could say no to some help when it comes to buying groceries.

  • Never tried Maple Leaf Grounds, as we just buy our meat from Costco.. I havent any idea if that meat we buy is Maple Leaf or not. LOL.. Shows how much attention I pay when shopping.

  • I have used Maple Leaf ground chicken for tacos and for burgers many times. I am so surprised how much my family loves it and we do not miss ground beef in these 2 dishes at all. I would love to win because every bit of savings helps with the grocery bill.

  • I have not tried Maple Leaf grounds yet and would to win this to try them. Nothing wrong with changing meals and using different meat.

  • We haven’t tried Maple Leaf Prime Grounds. I’d like to win so we could. I’d try it in my Unrolled Cabbage Roll Casserole recipe.

  • I would like to win as my Snuggle Bunny(TM) grows tired of my #Bacon dishes and is craving something new and exciting. Chicken seems like it will hit the spot.

  • I have not tried Maple Leaf Prime Grounds yet, but I would love to. I try to stay away from red meat when I can. I would love to win this because any help paying for groceries is a bonus!

  • I have not tried the Maple Leaf Grounds yet but am dying to. Maple Leaf makes superior products

  • I have never used anything other than ground beef but am trying new things this year. This recipe will be one of them!

  • I’d like to win so I can try your recipe. It looks yummy and I bet my husband wouldn’t notice the change from ground beef to ground chicken either.

  • Wow! I would be thrilled to win these coupons. I prefer ground turkey as it is the leanest meat but also really love the chicken. You can make so many delicious meals (such as the one above) while knowing it’s a healthy choice for yourself, your family and your friends.

  • I love salads, especially taco salads! Thank you for getting me into the mi set that ground chicken is just as great an option as beef….or better!

  • I would love to try changing form beef to chicken. We are trying to eat healthier and always looking for new recipes to try. Chicken would be so much healthier then ground beef. Have to start checking to see what recipes I have that I could switch without anyone knowing.

  • Juste pour nous faciliter la vie pendant cette période de déménagement, mais quand même bien se nourrir

  • I would love to win because ground turkey/chicken is healthier the beef and I’m on a tight budget so never buy it and I know we would love it. I love free and it helps alot right now, thanks!

  • I am trying to eat healthier so that we instill healthy eating habits in our kids. Using ground turkey and chicken is such a great alternative!

  • i’d like to win because I’ve been trying to break up with ground beef and loving it. the kids don’t notice a difference. I notice I feel better after eating it. I didn’t even notice how yucky I felt after eating beed until I switched and didn’t get that feeling after dinner anymore.

  • I’ve never tried Maple Leaf Grounds before. I’d like to win so we could try them as we do like tacos, lasagna etc. with ground and this is a great way to try it with chicken

  • I LOVE cooking with ground turkeychicken and I would LOVE to win and make some great dishes 🙂

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  • I haven’t tried them yet but would love to win these because I love maple leaf products and would love to try these

  • I would love to win because I enjoy Maple leaf prime chicken, and I could really use the help with my groceries.