8/15/12

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

Oh my. It's still hot.  Even with this "cold front"...still a little warm.  But that's not shocking.  It's expected.  It'll be hot on into fall, I reckon'. 

Let's look on the bright side!  Hot weather = cool food.  Liiiiike SALADS!  Look at that pretty green.... 
Gotta take a minute to thank my girl Mary Neff for posting this salad last week.  You can go read about it here.  After she wrote about it, I couldn't stop thinking about it.  It just sounded so good.  AND she said it was filling.  Good and filling....my kind of salad.  Obsessive thought time. 

I made just a few adjustments to help out on the point situation.  If you fancy, throw some crushed up tortilla chips up in there.  And use real mayonnaise.  Get crazy people.  CRAZY

Few food related situations are as disappointing as eating a delicious meal and being starving a little bit later.  

That's not happening with this green dream.  It's got lots of what weight watchers calls "power foods." Foods that are nutritionally dense AND filling.  That just means that they are good for you.  

If any of you have filling and delicious salad ideas, now is not the time to keep them to yourself.  
Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
adapted from A Charming Day

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 head of green leaf lettuce, chopped (pretty much the whole thing, depending on the size of your bowl!)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup of canned corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
7 cherry tomatoes, sliced
a handful of green onions
2 avocados, chopped

dressing:
1/3 cup of light mayo
1/2 cup of fat free greek yogurt
1 tbl ranch seasoning
1 tbl taco seasoning

Combine all of the salad ingredient in a really really big bowl.  Combine the dressing ingredients in a smaller bow.  Add the dressing to the salad.  Mix it all up good. 

Say, "YEE HAW!"

Serving size 1 heaping cup (makes about 11 servings)
Points plus 5 

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