Saturday, June 9, 2012

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

I have made my fair share of Pinterest recipes that I didn't just love. This was not one of them. This, my friends, was wonderful! My dad was up here last week and instead of going out to eat (since we have so many options...three to be exact) I decided to cook for the ol' man...and the farmer of course. My dad loved this salad, informed me that it was one of the best meals I've ever made, and has decided that if we ever open a restaurant this will be on the menu. It was soooo good!

For this salad, I used romaine lettuce, chopped fine, but you could use whatever lettuce you like or have on hand. For the chicken, I used John Soules Chicken Breast Fajita Strips. Also, since it was a last minute meal, I didn't have time to go to Walmart and just ran to our local grocery store. Well, the good ol' Mayflower doesn't have the largest selection when it comes to Greek Yogurt and I didn't really think berry flavored would be too tasty for the dressing. So, I made a very delicious dressing by making the homemade ranch dressing from the packet and adding taco seasoning. Very simple!

I forgot to take a picture of our salad so I've shared the photo of the salad on Pinterest.

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

2 cups shredded chicken
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can sweet yellow corn (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)
2 roma tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, sliced
1 head lettuce, washed and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 ripe avocados, diced
1 cup crushed tortilla chips

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp ranch seasoning
1 tbsp taco seasoning

In a large bowl, stir all dressing ingredients together. Pour dressing over salad, starting with about half of the dressing. Toss to combine, then gradually add more dressing until it is dressed to your liking. Top with tortilla chips. Enjoy!


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Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!

ytxrose said...

Whitney, that does look delicious. Thanks for sharing.


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