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Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe
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Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

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I'm a wife and mother of two girls, and my weeknights are busy. So I rely on quick meals like this flavorful main-dish salad. It's a snap to saute the seasoned chicken strips and toss them with salad greens and shredded cheese. Topped with corn chips and an easy dressing, this is one hurry-up meal the whole family enjoys.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn chips or crushed tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 272 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with chili powder. In a skillet, cook chicken in oil for 6 minutes or until the juices run clear. Meanwhile, place salad greens in a large bowl or on individual plates. Top with cheese and chicken. Combine salad dressing and salsa; drizzle over chicken. Top with chips. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ranch Chicken Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 272 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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