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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Texas Summer Salad with Grilled Chicken

During these long hot summers here on the ranch, we crave salads, fresh cool crisp salads loaded with flavors and color and if we can make a meal out of a salad we will, each and every time.    

This Texas Summer Salad has Grilled Chicken and makes a great lunch or even a late dinner. The jalapeños and tortilla chips with garden fresh tomatoes just add a little bit of Texas to it and that dash of cayenne pepper on the chicken breast gives the meat just a bit of spicy.  

 Add an ice cold glass of Ice Tea and you have a perfect little summer Texas lunch!  
**Remember to scroll to the bottom for some other summer dishes  

Texas Summer Salad with Grilled Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 head of Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 fresh jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • ranch dressing
  • 1 cup of tortilla chips, crumbled
1. Place chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to about 1/2 inch thick, remove from wrap
2. Heat grill and season chicken breast with salt, pepper and just a dash of cayenne pepper
3. Grill chicken breast until done about 10-15 minutes per side until temperature reaches 165 degrees, remove from heat and allow to rest
4. Chop romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and place in a large serving bowl
5. In a separate bowl, mix black beans, corn, tomatoes, garlic and green onions, add to lettuce, and toss gently
6. Slice chicken breasts into strips and lay on top of salad
7. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and jalapeño slices
8. Just prior to serving top with avocado slices, tortilla chips and ranch dressing
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Other Summer Dishes we know you will enjoy:

Crisp Marinated Cucumbers

Sliced Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar and Feta Cheese

Confetti Macaroni Salad

Fresh Pesto Pasta

1 comment:

  1. This is my kind of salad - I could eat it all year long! :)


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