Taco Chicken Salad

This healthy Taco Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect switch up from your classic chicken salad recipe. All the taco flavors you love, made into a great meal prep lunch recipe. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly, and a perfect, kid-friendly chicken salad! 

Taco Chicken Salad

This chicken taco salad recipe is a perfect spin on my favorite lunch. I made chicken salad weekly on Sundays for our meal prep to have for the next few days for lunch, and I simply love this spin on a classic chicken salad.

Serve this chicken salad over a salad, as lettuce wraps, in tortillas, as sandwiches, and so many other ways! It’s versatile, packed with veggies and protein, and a great lunch to prepare ahead of time! 

How many days can you keep homemade chicken salad?

I like to keep my homemade chicken salad for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator! 

Taco chicken salad ingredients

Want other chicken salad recipes? Try these:

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

Taco chicken salad lettuce wraps

Taco Chicken Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 Yields 6


  • 2 cups shredded chicken (see notes)
  • 1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2  red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalepeño, finely diced
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, finely sliced
  • Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional: 1/3 cup corn kernels 
  • 1/3 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Taco Seasoning


  1. In a large bowl add all ingredients except mayo and taco seasoning and combine.
  2. In a small bowl mix together mayo and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning and add to chicken mixture.
  3. Serve immediately or place in containers in refrigerator  for later.

Recipe Notes

  • For even more convenience, use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
  • Want to make your own shredded chicken? Follow this recipe!
  • Omit beans for Whole30 Compliant.
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