Chicken Taco Salad with Toasted Cheese Curds

Wisconsin Cheese Chicken Taco Salad with Toasted Cheese Curds Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes


Chipotle Cream Dressing:

Grilled Chicken:



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


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 into meat reads 165°F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice chicken.


  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. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Divide salad onto serving plates. Top with the 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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