Tuesday, February 26, 2008

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

I used to have a similar salad at TGI Friday's every time I went there in college and then they stopped making it. Big mistake. I have no reason to go to TGI now. Luckily, it's easy to re-create, super good, and hard to mess up!

Salad Ingredients:
-Chicken (prepared any way you like; I just "browned" mine on the stove top)
-Lettuce (I just used a bag to make it super easy)
-Can of corn, drained (or you can use frozen, I'm sure)
-Can of black beans, drained and rinsed
-Shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)
-Crushed up tortilla chips and/or onion straws (depending on preference)

Note: you'll notice there are no measurements because it's up to how many people you're serving and how much you want of each thing - I just guessed it all out. Like I said, it's hard to mess up.

Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Ranch dressing (I used Hidden Valley, I'm sure whatever is fine)

1. Put chicken, lettuce, corn, beans, and tomato in a bowl and mix up, set aside.

2. In separate bowl, mix up BBQ sauce and Ranch (you may like more or less BBQ or Ranch, up to you).

3. Put lettuce mixture in bowls or on plates and top with shredded cheese, avocado, and tortilla chips (or onion straws).

4. Put dressing on and mix up and eat!

(See, it's so easy I had a hard time making directions...it's pretty self explanatory. Also, you don't have to have avocado, but it makes it so good - especially if you're lucky enough to have good avocados in your area! Californians!)