Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sweet Chicken Tortilla Salad - part 1

Get ready for summer with this fabulous lunch or dinner salad.  This is really gonna knock your socks off!  No kidding you guys, this is so great for hot weather.  It is fresh and crisp, yet filling with chicken, black beans, and cheese.  It is very good just as it comes in this recipe but if you combine it with my homemade tortillas here and Avocado Ranch dressing(found here -click on this link) it just might make you famous!  Lightly sweet with a southwest flavor.  

This recipe has several steps so to make it easy on everyone it is best to prepare some parts ahead even a few days before when you have time.  Then when the chicken and tortillas are already made it is fast to put together and not difficult at all!  

Part 1
This recipe comes from a really great blog..Your Home Based Mom.  I use my own home canned salsa which is quite sweet and not hot at all but you can use your favorite kind.  

Bajio Chicken (Slo Cooker)

4 large boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 (4oz) can diced Chilies
6 oz Sprite 

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.  Shred chicken and let simmer for 1 more hour.  (Not hard at all was it?)  This can be used for multiple purposes which makes your efforts even more productive.  Try it not only for salad but tacos, burritos, enchiladas,nachos, etc!!  It is divine!

This will just get you started.  Now that blog posts for Avocado Ranch Dressing and Soft Flour Tortillas are posted you can make this chicken, make the Tortillas, and you are ready to go!  

First place a tortilla on a plate.  Sprinkle it with cheddar cheese and warm a few seconds in the microwave to melt it.
  Warm some black beans with some of the juice from the can.  Top the cheese with some beans and a small amount of juice.  Place some of the shredded chicken on top of these and then top all this with Romaine lettuce and some sprigs (if you are like me...alot of sprigs) of cilantro. 
You can pour the Avocado dressing on top but I like to keep it on the side and dip the salad into it.  This is the bomb!!! 

This recipe has been shared on these wonderful blogs:
Nap Time Creations 
Any Onita Nibbles 
Mandy's Recipe Box 
The Recipe Critic 
Whimsy Wednesdays 
High Heels and Grills
Our Table for Seven
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  1. What a great salad..love the dressing too! Thank you so much for linking up to Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you next week :)
    Erin @ Table for 7

  2. This is a great looking salad! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!


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