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We have a fun little restaurant that is only open for lunch. They specialize in different varieties of salads. This is one of my favorites! I use Awesome Fajita Marinade for the chicken breasts.
- 1 lb marinaded boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 cup black beans (drained)
- 1 cup white corn, drained (canned or frozen)
- 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (6 ounce) candrained and sliced olives
- 5 -6 chopped green onions
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 8 ounces tortilla chips, crushed
- 3⁄4 cup ranch dressing
- 3 -4 tablespoons taco seasoning
- Grill chicken breasts on grill, on low heat till centers are no longer pink (times will vary depending on grills).
- In a large bowl put in lettuce, black beans, corn, onions, olives, avocados, cheese, and cooled chicken.
- Toss and set aside.
- Mix dressing w/ taco seasoning, set aside till time to serve.
- When ready to serve, toss w/ cheese and dressing until all ingredients are incorporated and serve.
- Time does not include cooking time.
YUMMY! I'm sooooo not a salad person, but I wanted to try something different and my husband likes this type of salad so I gave it a shot. LOVED it. Based on other reviews, I halved the recipe and it still made enough for supper tonight and lunch tomorrow. I didn't use avocados or olives because we don't care for them and used 1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce, but I followed the recipe (halved) otherwise. This is definitely going to be a make again and again recipe. Thanks!
This is a wonderful, easy salad. Most ingredients I always have on hand anyway. I'll admit, most ingredients I didn't measure since I made just 2 servings; our version too was very filling. I substituted sour cream for the ranch dressing & taco seasoning & avacado (I made it at the last minute and didn't have these), and it gave a nice texture and flavor. The suggested marinade was delicious too! Thanks!
We loved this salad! Even the picky ones in the family liked it. I used the recommended fajita marinade and it was super! In a pinch, you could just use deli chicken and this would go together really fast. One note: be careful with the taco seasoning. The kind we used had a lot of salt in it and it did make the ranch dressing too salty for our tastes. Next time I'll cut it down. I plan to serve this buffet style at my next book club meeting.