Friday, December 19, 2008

Tex Mex Chicken Salad

Tex Mex Chicken Salad (Level 1)

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup Hellmans mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 cup shredded colby cheese
1/8 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

Cut the chicken into 1/2" cubes.

Heat the oil in a large fry pan. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the pan and cool.

Combine the ranch dressing, mayonnaise and spices in a large bowl. Add the chicken, celery, bell pepper and green onion. Mix together until well coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 to 2 hours.

Serve the chicken salad wrapped in lettuce leaves, or simply on a plate.

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