Southwest Chicken Salad

This is seriously one of the easiest, yummiest, quick summer dinners. We have already eaten this twice since I made up the recipe! The key is in the salad dressing and the chicken marinade. I use this marinade as a staple for all my chicken now

Chicken Marinade–via Amee’s Savory Dish

Ingredients:
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
freshly squeezed juice of two limes (about 1/3-1/2 cup) or refrigerated lime juice
3 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 tsp sea salt use less if you use regular table salt
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1/2-1 tsp Tabasco sauce omit if you can’t take the heat
2-3 tbsp natural brown sugar
1 tsp Mrs. Dash table blend seasoning or Accent or whatever meat enhancer you have

Whisk all ingredients together and add your meat.  Cover and soak overnight. I usually prepare 1 breast per 2 adults and this recipe easily makes enough for 2-4 chicken breasts.

Southwest Salad–via Dole at the Grocery Store yes, go buy a Southwest Salad Kit at the grocery store
Ingredients:
This salad kit comes with sour cream, tortilla strips, Parmesan cheese, and the yummy Southwest dressing. 
Directions: Cook chicken and slice. Serve with, (or on top, or however you like),the salad you threw together by opening the bag and pouring all the contents in. Delicousness

Here’s mine just before I mixed it all together and served. Salad kit serves 2 adults and maybe 1 child size portion as well. We usually don’t have leftovers. You might want to get two salad kits for a larger group or children that eat more than bird size portions. 

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