Monday, October 17, 2011

Simple Southwestern Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is On the Lighter Side here at The Slow Roasted Italian.

To we are featuring a Simple Southwestern Chicken Salad.   I first had a Southwestern Chicken Salad made by my friend Mary.  I have been on a bit of a flavor kick lately.  I have really been enjoying Mexican, Greek and of course Italian flavors,  so to incorporate that into a salad I opted for a Southwestern Chicken Salad.  I simplified this salad, as I was having a casual relaxing day.

I hope you enjoy!!!  It is sooooo Good!!!

This is a simple version, I really like it with green peppers and cucumbers on it too.

Simple Southwestern Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch
4 ounces grilled boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cups romaine hearts, shredded

Corn Salsa
1 cup corn
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup black beans (cooked)

1 cup light ranch dressing (I like Kraft)
2 tablespoons spicy barbecue sauce

In a small bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and beans.  Toss to combine.   Set corn salsa aside.

On a large plate sprinkle romaine, the top with 1/4 of the corn salsa.  Lay chicken on top, drizzle 2 tablespoons of the dressing over top.

Serve with tortilla strips.

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  1. Your salad looks so pretty, Donna! I need to do this with grilled chicken next time. Wow, what a difference in the presentation. I love it.

  2. You might call it simple but I call it simply divine! Cheesy huh? Well it is the truth- I love simple salads that pack a lot of flavor and this is one of them! Awesome

  3. That is my kind of salad - yum!

  4. Happy Monday to you as well! This salad would actually be much better than the lunch I brought to work today. you deliver? :)

  5. This is the second chicken salad recipe I saw this eve and I never get tired of chicken salad variations - one of my favorite meat salads. Love how you spiced it - and like living on the lighter side these days.

  6. I love making this salad. I also love ranch dressing with bbq sauce. So addicting!

  7. Lovely recipe for boneless skinless chicken breasts - thanks :)


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