Monday, May 19, 2008
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad
Last night at dinner Carl and I were talking about how much we love grilled food. So we decided to make it a point to use the grill more, now that its hot. Might as well keep the heat outside, instead of in my kitchen. So after making that delicious shrimp the other day, we were craving something like that again. I decided to go for a salad with grilled chicken and other ingredients I had on hand, including the left over cob of corn that was grilled along with the shrimp the other night. I just love grilled corn, shaved off the cob and added to salads. For the chicken, I marinated it in tequila, olive oil, lime, garlic and salt and pepper and a dash of hot sauce. This would have been awesome with some jicama and crushed tortilla chips, but we didnt have jicama and we are trying to count calories right now for swim suit season. YAY.
1 lb grilled chicken, cut up.
2-3 romaine hearts, chopped
1 cup corn (fresh off the cob is best)
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1 avacado, diced
1 sm can black olives
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tomato, diced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
sour cream and salsa or whatever dressing you like.
Toss everything together. Serve with salsa, or ranch dressing.