MEXICAN CHEF'S SALAD
A simple main-dish salad with Mexican seasonings
I got this recipe from an old roommate, Ann-Marie Tarter. My husband
revised it to use chicken instead of the hamburger that her version called
for. It's a very simple,
tasty hot-weather main dish. It doesn't keep as leftovers: you have to eat
all of it immediately or else throw it away. I like to serve it accompanied
by Aztec soup (SOUP-AZTEC).
- 1 lb boneless chicken,
- 1 lb kidney beans
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 medium onion,
- 3 medium tomatoes,
- 1 lb lettuce,
chopped (about half of a large head)
- 1/4 lb cheddar cheese,
- 1 cup thousand island dressing
- 1/4 cup picante sauce
(or more or less, to taste)
- 1 large avocado,
- 3/4 lb corn tortilla chips
Bone and dice the chicken.
Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a large frying pan until it starts to
smoke. Add the chicken cubes and fry over medium-high heat, stirring
frequently, until they are browned (2 or 3 minutes).
To the chicken, add the drained kidney beans, salt, and
chili powder. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Chop the tomatoes, onion, and lettuce. Grate the cheese. Toss them together
in a salad bowl with the salad dressing and picante sauce.
Slice the avocado and add to the salad.
Break the tortilla chips into flakes, and add to the salad.
Mix the cooked chicken and beans into the cold salad.
Decorate with extra chips and slices of avocado and tomato.
The chips get soggy within 5 to 10 minutes after the meat has been added to
the salad, so don't do that step until you are ready to eat.
This recipe works best with iceberg lettuce. The more exotic varieties of
lettuce wilt instantly when the hot chicken and beans are mixed in; iceberg
lettuce keeps its crunch.
15 minutes preparation.
no need to measure.
Loretta Guarino Reid
DEC Western Software Laboratory, Palo Alto, California, USA
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Recipe last modified: 25 Oct 87
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Subject: RECIPE: Mexican chef's salad
Date: 8 Apr 88 05:34:52 GMT
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