Fast Salsa-Ranch Chicken Salad–Printable Version

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Fast Salsa-Ranch Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

-2 cups leftover, cooked chicken OR about 8 chicken tenderloin strips, freshly grilled or skillet-browned

-1 small (14-ounce or less) can black beans, drained and rinsed

-about 3 cups shredded lettuce

-1 large tomato

-sliced cucumber and/or drained, sliced black olives (optional)

-1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

-1/2 cup chunky salsa

-1 cup shredded Mexican (colby/Jack/whatever) cheese

-crumbled tortilla chips (optional)

Directions:

Begin by warming up about 2 cups of leftover, cooked chicken OR quickly brown a few fresh chicken tenderloin strips in a skillet or on a grill.

Drain a small can of black beans; rinse well. In a large bowl, toss the hot chicken with the unheated beans until mixed evenly.

Divide lettuce into two or three bowls. Cut a large tomato into several wedges and distribute among salad bowls. If desired, add fresh cucumber slices and/or black olives to the lettuce.

In a spouted measuring cup or bowl, combine equal parts ranch salad dressing and chunky salsa. Stir until dressing is a thin, pinkish-melon color.

Divide the cooling chicken/bean mixture among the bowls. Sprinkle generous helpings of shredded Mexican cheese over salads. Pour salsa/ranch dressing over salad. If desired, serve topped with broken tortilla chips.

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