This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own.
Being creative in the kitchen is not always easy and the last thing you want to do is disappoint your family come supper time. And with everyone’s busy schedule we don’t always have time to cook everything from scratch or make elaborate meals. Now that doesn’t mean you still can’t cook up deliciousness in your kitchen, it just means you have to be smart about it.
Everyone thinks because I’m a chef we have these amazing meals every night and nothing could be farther from the truth. As my blogging business has grown I find I sometimes spend more time at the computer than I ever did in the kitchen. So when I’m tired or running short on time I turn to names I can trust for wholesome and delicious ingredients.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a Walmart shopper and it seems that any direction I go in, I’ve got a Walmart within 15 minutes of my home. That certainly makes life easier when I need to one-stop shop for food and anything else I might need for myself or my home. For today’s recipe, I headed over to one of my local Walmart’s and picked up the ingredients to create my Chicken Taco Salad Cups
For todays easy to make Chicken Taco Salad Cups I picked up a few essential ingredients. I definitely needed tortillas and growing up with a Mexican grandmother I know nothing beats a freshly cooked tortilla. And since I discovered TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas you won’t find any other brand in my home. They’re made from 5 simple ingredients with no preservatives, and the fact that I find them in the refrigerated section lets me know they’re fresh.
Of course, when it comes to chicken I choose Tyson®. Whether it’s the Tyson Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts or their Grilled & Ready® Chicken products, I can be sure I’m serving my family 100% natural chicken.
And, yes, I can make my own salad dressings but when you can buy something that’s better than you can make at home, why fight it. That’s why I turn to Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing when I want a dressing packed full of herbs, seasonings and flavor. It’s a full-flavored dressing that you can use on salads, roasted meats or as a marinade. The best part is Wish-Bone Italian Dressing contains no high fructose corn syrup and is gluten free.
So now that we’ve talked about ingredients, let’s get down to the business of creating some deliciousness in under 15 minutes!
The first thing you need to do is get out your muffin tins. Cut the TortillaLand Flour Tortillas in half and make cones out of each half, pressing them into the cups of the muffin tin. As long as you’ve got non-stick muffin tins, there is no need to spray them. Pop them into a 400 degree oven for 6-7 minutes or until they start looking golden brown.
The fun part is you can fill them with just about anything you want. In fact, you can make different flavors, or set up a fixin’s bar and let the family have fun creating their own. For my Chicken Taco Salad Cups, I used a precut slaw mix I found at my Walmart. It contained a mixture of brussels sprouts, broccoli, napa cabbage, kohlrabi, carrots and kale. All cut up and ready to go! It’s a great way to get everyone to eat their vegetables while having fun making their taco cups. Adding a little WishBone Italian Dressing to the veggies makes them even tastier!
- 2 cups Tyson Grilled and Ready Pulled Chicken Breast
- 1 package TortillaLand Flour Tortillas
- Wish-Bone Italian Dressing to taste
- 4 cups shredded vegetable mixture
- 2 cups grape tomatoes- cut in half
- 1 cup shredded cheddar optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut TortillaLand Flour Tortillas in half. Make a cone shape out of each half, pressing them into a muffin tin. Bake for 6-7 minutes or they begin to get golden brown.
Mix shredded vegetable mix, pulled chicken and cut tomatoes in mixing bowl. Add in Wish-Bone Italian Dressing to taste, tossing mixture to make sure all the vegetables are coated in dressing.
After Taco Cups have cooled slightly, fill with chicken and salad mixture. Top with shredded cheddar or your favorite cheese and serve.