Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An Easy Dinner...Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

I'm not sure if I've ever announced my undying love for Pinterest.  Have you ever heard me talk of Pinterest?  Oh, right.  You have.  Well, here's another goody.

I would like to introduce you to the Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad.

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Besides the fresh flavors bursting out on your taste buds, the salad is super easy to put together.  I chopped everything and tossed it in a bowl, and made the dressing 4 hours prior to dinner time.  It was liberating.  Since it's been in the upper 60's 'round these parts, I was able to play with the kids outside.  When dinner time rolled around, all I had to do was mix in the dressing and crunch in the chips.  Viola!  Dinner served (aside from the fresh fruit salad I had to throw together).  

The kids initially turned their noses up because it doesn't look too appealing, but one bite had them shoveling the salad into their pie holes at speeds I rather not discuss.  I'm still trying to recover from that visual.  What was even better was Chubby Cheekers was able to snack on the black beans, corn, and chicken while we ate.  I'm also trying to recover from what I discovered in his diaper this morning.  Let's just say, corn and the shells of the black beans DO NOT digest well...and they smell gross.  The end.

I bet you are really going to enjoy this salad now!!!  You're welcome ;)

Happy Cooking!!!

If you are feeling rather ambitious, use THIS recipe to make your own taco and ranch seasoning.  You more than likely have all the ingredients on hand and it takes just a minute to throw it together.

1 comment:

Christen Robinson said...

I made this tonight and it was so delicious! Jason was out of town and got jealous when I told him about it... oops! (Not oops that I made it but oops I told him about it! Lol)