Chicken Ranch Salad is one of my go-to easy, healthy family dinner recipes. I’ve come back to this recipe many times over. This is one of those recipes I can pull out of my brain without the need to look it up.

Chicken Ranch Salad is crisp, fresh, and has just enough of a crunch from the Fritos to make it a treat, without going overboard on calories.

Chicken Ranch Salad

Chicken Ranch Salad
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Recipe type: Main Dish Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 bags chopped Romaine
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 small (lunch size) bags Frito's
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp season salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder or flakes
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
Instructions
  1. Combine ranch and salsa to make dressing. Set aside.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil. Sprinkle with seasonings. Cook until no longer pink in the middle (about 20 minutes).
  3. Allow to sit about 5 minutes before slicing -- this helps it stay moist. After chicken rests, slice for salad.
  4. Arrange salads in bowl.
  5. Top with chicken.
  6. Drizzle with dressing.

Ranch Chicken salad dressing

Combine equal amounts Ranch dressing and salsa to make dressing.

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Chicken Ranch Salad

Chicken Ranch Salad