Thursday, June 07, 2007

Chicken Tex Mex Salad

Weight update - lost another pound.

A little sad news - my beloved camera fell ill on the weekend. Currently it is on it's way to canon emergency care for repair work. I'm eagerly awaiting it's return. So no pics until then.

But you don't need a picture to put this delicious and simple salad on the table quickly!

You will need the following: (the amounts are done per person)

1 boneless chicken breast per person
1/2 a pepper per person (I mixed up the colours, using yellow, red and green)
1/4 a medium red onion per person
6- 8 cherry or grape tomatoes per person
2 cups of lettuce greens per person
1 ounce of cheese per person (I used one ounce of cheddar and one ounce of Jarlsberg for 2 servings and mixed them together)
1 tbsp of light ranch dressing per person
Lime juice.

Ground cumin, Ms. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, Chili powder, or use a combine of any tex mex seasonings you have. Cumin and Chili powder are a must! But you can add ground coriander, paprika, onion and garlic powder or even some chipotle powder in place of the Ms. Dash.

Sprinkle your chicken, peppers and red onion with the ground spices and let sit for a couple of hours or all day. You can do this the night before. Sprinkle them all with lime juice right before grilling, letting them sit for about 20 minutes.

Grill the chicken, peppers and onion on high heat until cooked.
Assemble the lettuce and tomatoes on each plate. Pour on the dressing.
Slice up the chicken, peppers and onions. Layer them on top of the lettuce, tomato and dressing.
Sprinkle with the cheese.

That's it! Easy and totally delicious. Enjoy!

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