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
Seasoned Grilled Chicken Breast on a bed of Fresh Greens with avocados and sliced jalapenos
- 1 whole chicken breast
- salt and pepper
- cayenne pepper
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce
- 1 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 14 oz can whole kernel corn drained
- 2-3 to tomatoes chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced or diced
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2-3 fresh jalapeños sliced
- 1 avocado peeled, seeded and sliced
- ranch dressing
- 1 cup of tortilla chips crumbled
Place chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to about 1/2 inch thick, remove from wrap
Heat grill and season chicken breast with salt, pepper and just a dash of cayenne pepper
Grill chicken breast until done about 10-15 minutes per side until temperature reaches 165 degrees, remove from heat and allow to rest
Chop romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and place in a large serving bowl
In a separate bowl, mix black beans, corn, tomatoes, garlic and green onions, add to lettuce, and toss gently
Slice chicken breasts into strips and lay on top of salad
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and jalapeño slices
Just prior to serving top with avocado slices, tortilla chips and ranch dressing
Other Summer Dishes we know you will enjoy:
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