Monday, July 26, 2010

Chicken Salad - Mexican Style

Another find from foodgawker - this delicious chicken salad is awesome with a bowl of tortilla chips. My kids decided they weren't fans of it, however, until I put it in between tortillas, added a bit more shredded cheese, and made quesadillas.....then they loved it! This combination would also be yummy made into taquitos.

I just love simple recipes that can be used in different ways.

Recipe: (adapted from One Lovely Life)

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or diced*
1 (14.5oz) can black beans, rinsed
1 (4oz) can green chiles (don't drain)
1 c shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/3 c low-fat sour cream or nonfat plain yogurt (I used sour cream)
1/3 c light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp (1/2 package) taco seasoning
juice of 1 lime
other: tortilla chips, lime wedges, olive slices to serve

In a large bowl combine cooked chicken, black beans, green chiles, and cheese. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise, taco seasoning and lime juice. Combine well.

Serve with tortilla chips and garnish with lime wedges and/or sliced olives.

*I roasted the chicken breasts brushed with olive oil & sprinkled with salt and pepper at 350° for 35-40 minutes.

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