Southwest Chicken Salad
This is one of our favorite salads. We have it at least once a
month and usually every other week.
below (On the week we don't have this we'll have
a Chicken Caesar Salad)
2 - 3 chicken breasts marinated in mesquite
and BBQed then diced and steamed or warmed in microwave.
Tyson’s or Sam's Club brand of Mesquite chicken breasts (see chicken
use one piece, which is one half breast, per person
1 cup black olives, sliced
1 cup kidney beans (drained
1 cup tomatoes, diced (we use cherry tomatoes and cut
them in half)
3/4 cup cheese, shredded, cheddar or cheddar and jack
1 cup Crushed tortilla chips
lettuce, iceberg & romaine - or just romaine- enough to make
a nice base for
the other ingredients.
lettuce with some dressing drizzled over it, then olives, beans and
tomates. A little more dressing. Then cheese and chips. Top
with the warm diced chicken and a little more dressing if you want.
Also, we’ve found we like Hidden Valley Fat Free Ranch as well an
any and it’s better for us.
I didn't think this salad could get any
better. But Kay is always thinking. A few days ago, as I was
making this for us, she asked me to add some
salsa to the dressing. We use salsa from a local restaurant
(Guadalajara Grill) or Taco Bell mild that we get at the store.