Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Grilled Chicken-Taco Salad

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      Salad:
      Small head of lettuce, torn or cut into bite-size pieces
      1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
      1 small onion, chopped
      1 can small ripe olives, drained

      Dressing:
      1/2 small jar of salsa (whatever kind you like)
      1/2 cup of oil
      Dash of lime juice, optional
      Shredded cheddar cheese

      Optional:
      Taco shell bowls (my kids will eat the salad just to get to the bowl)
      Sour cream and guacamole

      Grilled Chicken:
      1 to 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken.(I prefer thighs, but breast is OK, too)

      Coating for Chicken:
      2 TBLS Chili powder
      1 TBlS ground Cumin
      1 tsp cinnamon
      1 tsp sugar
      dash of ground cloves, optional.
      dash of ground cayenne pepper, opt.
      2 tbls oil.
      if you like lime, you can add a bit of lime juice, too

      put all the coating ingredients in a plastic bag. you can mix it up by squishing the bag. drop in the chicken & squish it around until the chicken is all coated.

      start the grill. mix salad ingredients–except cheese and dressing–together in a large bowl. mix dressing in small bowl.

      set both aside. take bag of chicken out to grill. turn heat to low-medium.

      cook chicken through; thighs take a bit longer than breasts. after cooking, set aside. assembling salad: if using taco bowls, you may want to heat them according to package directions.

      toss salad with dressing. slice the chicken into bite-size pieces. portion out the salad to individual bowls or plates.

      top with several pieces of the chicken and the cheddar cheese. garnish with sour cream & guacamole, if desired.

      number of servings: 4-6

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Grilled Chicken-Taco Salad