Chicken Taco Salad
I love any kind of taco salad but this one with the seasoned chicken and ranch dressing is one of my favorites.
|for the dressing:|
|3/4 cup||ranch dressing (bottled is fine)|
|1/4 cup||salsa (as spicy as you'd like)|
|3 tablespoons||finely minced cilantro|
|2||whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts|
|2 tablespoons||seasonings (taco seasoning, or your own mix)|
|1/4 cup||vegetable oil|
|1 head||green leaf lettuce (1 large head or two regular heads), shredded thin|
|3||whole roma tomatoes, diced|
|1/2 cup||grated pepper jack cheese|
|2 ears||corn, shucked|
|2||whole avocados, diced|
|3||whole green onions, sliced|
|1/2 cup||cilantro leaves|
|tortilla chips of your choice (flavored or not), crushed slightly|
First, make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and stirring together. Cover and refrigerate.
Next, make the chicken: Generously season both sides of the breasts. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken on both sides until deep golden brown on the outside and done in the middle, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then cut it into cubes.
Place the ears of corn in the skillet you used to cook the chicken and roll it around so that the flavorful oil/butter mixture coats the corn. Grill it on a grill pan or cook it in a separate skillet until the corn is still crisp but has color on the outside. Slice off the kernels with a sharp knife and set aside.
To assemble the salad, pile shredded lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cheese, corn, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and crushed chips on a big platter. Drizzle the dressing all over the top, serving part on the side if you'd like.
Serve it in individual bowls.