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Southwest BBQ Chicken Taco Salad with Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing |

Southwest BBQ Chicken Taco Salad

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 Flatout flatbreads
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • BBQ sauce (homemade or your favorite store-bought variety)
  • 1 large head of lettuce (any variety will do), rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • For the Avocado Dressing
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place flatbreads in four separate oven-safe bowls, pushing them down into the bowls and creating your desired “wavy shape” for your taco shell. Bake in oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until the flatbreads are crisp.
  2. Preheat grill over medium heat. Brush chicken breasts with oil and season liberally with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill, with the lid closed, approximately 5-7 minutes, then flip and baste cooked side with bbq sauce. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 155°F (it will continue to cook while resting). Remove from grill, baste with a bit more bbq sauce, and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Layer each taco shell bowl with lettuce, corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, and chopped bbq chicken. Drizzle generously with extra BBQ sauce and the Avocado Dressing.
  4. For the Avocado Dressing
  5. In a food processor, purée the avocado, greek yogurt, juice from ½ of the lime, garlic, and paprika. Drizzle in olive oil and fully combine. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add the juice from the other ½ lime if desired.