Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mexican Chicken Salad

Anyone can throw together a salad but coming up with different ways to serve one is always fun. That's why I decided to use a taco mix to flavor the chicken for this salad and to use the remaining part for the dressing. IT Guy gave a HUGE thumbs up to the dressing. This salad would be great if you used steak instead of the chicken. Throw in all your favorite salad ingredients to make this your own....but we loved it this way! Think about keeping this in your rotation of cool summer foods!

Mexican Chicken Salad

1 bag Romaine lettuce (or two bunches, cut up)
2 large chicken breasts ~ sliced in half
2 - 3 Roma tomatoes ~ sliced
1 avocado ~ diced
1 red bell pepper ~ diced
2 - 3 green onions ~ diced
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup cooked corn ~ optional
1/2 cup black beans ~ optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, salsa and the rest of the taco seasoning. Stir well. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with 1 - 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning.

Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until done.

Allow chicken to cool to the touch for a few minutes before cutting into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl or small individual bowls, layer salad ingredients. 

Drizzle dressing on salad then top with a few crushed tortilla chips.

Let's make a salad! 
Let's make a salad!

Season your chicken with some of the taco mix and salt and pepper. 
Season your chicken with some of 
the taco mix and salt and pepper.

Bake, cool then dice. 
Bake, cool then dice.

Mix the sour cream, remaining taco mix and some salsa. 
Mix the sour cream, remaining 
taco mix and some salsa.

Chop up some veggies and make your salad! 
Chop up some veggies and make your salad!

Drizzle with the yummy dressing and you're good to go! 
Drizzle with the yummy dressing 
and you're good to go!


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