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Chicken Taco Salad with Toasted Cheese Curds

Wisconsin Cheese Chicken Taco Salad with Toasted Cheese Curds Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4-6

Ingredients

Chipotle Cream Dressing:

Grilled Chicken:

Salad:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cheese Curds can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Chipotle Cream Dressing: 

  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until blended.

Grilled Chicken:

  1. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Combine the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Flatten chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Coat chicken with seasonings.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in meat reads 165°F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Keep warm.

Salad:

  1. Warm olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cheese curds in batches; cook until bottoms are brown and crisp. Keep warm.
  2. Place the lettuce, black beans, tomatoes, corn and red onion in a large bowl; toss with dressing. Divide salad onto serving plates. Slice chicken; top salads with chicken, cheese curds, tortilla chips and cilantro.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Springy and famous for that adorable squeak, cheese curds are an essential part of the cheesemaking process. They come in a variety of flavors. Enjoy them fresh or fried.

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