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Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad

    what you’ll need

    • dressing
    • 1 cup ranch dressing
    • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning, hot or mild
    • salad
    • 3 cups chicken, cooked, cooled and diced
    • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped, about 1 head
    • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
    • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
    • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
    • 4-5 green onions, sliced
    • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, or pepper jack, cut into ¼” cubes
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    • juice of 1/2 of a lime
    • 1 cup tortilla chips, crushed
    • jalapeño, diced, toasted pumpkin seeds, diced avocado or jicama for garnish (optional)

    let’s do it

    1. In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for dressing then refrigerate until ready to use.
    2. In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients together. Add dressing a little at a time then toss until lightly coated.
    3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
    prep time: 
    makes: 8 servings