Monday, May 2, 2011

Recipe of the Month

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Salad
This is a good one from the fabulous website, Our Best Bites.  I've mixed it up a bit and made a super slacker version of their Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad.  Here's what you'll need:

1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 15 oz can of black beans
1 11 oz can of Mexicorn

Throw all of these into a colander and rinse all of the "can juice" out.  Then throw them in a big bowl along with:

4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce (I use 1 1/2 bags of baby Romaine)
2 cups chopped grilled chicken (I use either a box of Short Cuts grilled chicken, or shredded rotisserie chicken)
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

Mix it up real good and set aside.  Now for the dressing.  You'll need:

2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Ranch dressing
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 chipotle chile, finely chopped (from a can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce.  Found in the mexican food section at the grocery store)
1 1/2 tsp adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies.
1 tsp chili powder
juice from 1 lime
1/4 tsp salt

Mix these all together really well and pour over the salad.  Mix it all together now.  It makes about 4-6 servings, but we never have leftovers.  It's super spicy*, and super good.  My all time favorite salad.  Muy delicioso!

*To cut the spiciness, omit the chopped chili pepper.  To add more heat, add more adobo sauce.

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