Although I have a good library of salad's. I still like finding ones I have not tried before. Everything in this Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad called to me. It was so easy to make. Just prep in advance and put together. And enjoy the flavors.
Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad
YIELD: 6 servings
PREP TIME:15 minutes
COOK TIME:10 minutes
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
2 heads romaine lettuce
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup cooked crumbled bacon
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
1 cup good thick ranch dressing (from the refrigerated section)
1/2 cup fresh spicy salsa
Preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and sprinkle with Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. Turn to coat the chicken on all sides. Chop the lettuce and prep all other vegetables.
Grill the chicken for 5 minutes per side. Then allow the chicken to rest for at least five minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, place the ranch dressing and the salsa in the blender and puree until smooth.
Pile the chopped lettuce on a large platter. Slice the chicken and arrange over the lettuce. Then arrange the sliced avocados and tomatoes around the chicken. Sprinkle the corn, chopped green onions, crumbled bacon and queso fresco over the entire salad. Serve immediately with a side of spicy tomato ranch dressing.