Chicken Taco Salad Recipe — 5 Minute Food Fix

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This original Makeover Mommaâ„¢ recipe for 5 Minute Chicken Taco Salad takes mere minutes to prepare in the microwave, and produces a crunchy and satisfying meal. It’s completely gluten-free*, filled with lean protein, and uses plenty of produce for extra vitamins.Try using any left-over produce or meats wanted to make your own, or use lactose-free cheese (such as Veggie Delight brand) and cubed tofu to for a vegetarian, lactose-free twise.


  • 2 gluten-free corn taco shells
  • ½ can of gluten-free refried beans (Bearitos Organic Traditional)
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped cherry tomatoes and celery
  • ½ of a scooped avocado
  • ½ cup shredded fresh cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of pre-cooked lean grilled chicken


Pour ½ can of refried beans into a microwave safe container, and heat according to package directions (roughly 1 minute). Cut an avocado in half, and scoop out ½ of its contents and layer over beans. On a separate cutting board, chop onion, cherry tomatoes, and celery, and add to dish to form another layer.

Break 2 or more corn taco shells into small crunchy pieces and add to the dish, and finally pour content of pre-cut grilled chicken (gluten-free) over top. Add freshly shredded cheddar cheese, and put entire bowl in microwave for 2-3 additional minutes, until contents are warm and cheese melted. Top off with a dollop of sour cream.

*All meal suggestions at Makeover Mommaâ„¢ will include allergen information and suggestions for children with allergies, celiac disease, or additional health concerns. The above recipe can be made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

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One comment on “Chicken Taco Salad Recipe — 5 Minute Food Fix
  1. serena curry says:

    Thank you so much for this gluten free recipe!!!! I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and thought I would die without my favorite foods.

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