Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup buttermilk
  • 1/3cup salsa verdechunky preferred
  • 1/3cup cilantrochopped
  • 1tablespoon lime juice
  • 2cloves garlicpressed
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2cup onionfinely chopped
  • 4large chicken breastsdiced into bite size pieces
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  • 14.5ounces tomatoesdiced, with green chiles, 1 can
  • 15ounces black beansdrained and rinsed, 1 can
  • 3tablespoons cilantrofinely chopped
  • Cilantro lime ricerecipe below
  • Shredded lettuce
  • tomatoesdiced
  • cheeseshredded
  • avocado
  • tortilla chips
Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 1cup long grain white rice
  • 1 1/4cups Water
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1tablespoon lime juice
  • 3tablespoons cilantrofresh and chopped
  • 1tablespoon oiloptional
  1. Preparing the Dressing: In a blender jar, combine mayonnaise, buttermilk, salsa, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pulse until well combined. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  2. Select Sauté function on the Instant Pot. When hot, add oil and onion to pot. Sauté onion for 3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, cumin, and black pepper.
  4. Lock the lid in place. Select Manual on the Instant Pot and adjust to high pressure. Set to 2 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, use a quick pressure release to release the pressure.
  5. Remove the lid. Select sauté and cook stirring frequently, until liquid has cooked off. Stir in black beans and cilantro.
  6. Serve over lettuce topped with chicken, cilantro lime rice, cheese, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, and cilantro lime dressing.
To Make the Cilantro Lime Rice
  1. Add the rice, water, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and use a natural pressure release for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes do a quick pressure release.
  2. Fluff rice with a fork. In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon oil. Add rice and toss until thoroughly mixed.
Recipe Notes

Barbara’s  Cilantro Lime Rice