Thursday, March 21, 2013

Leftover Chicken Sante Fe Several Ways

LEFTOVER CHICKEN SANTA FE SALAD, is different than the recipes I usually .give, with corn, beans and tortilla strips. It just sounded too good to skip, and it can be adapted so many ways. Leave out the tortilla strips and put it in taco shells instead for LEFTOVER CHICKEN SANTA FE TACOS. Spread the salad in tortillas or wraps for LEFTOVER CHICKEN SANTA FE WRAPS. Wrap it up in tortillas for LEFTOVER CHICKEN SANTA FE BURRITOS. Leave out the lettuce and add the rest to some cooked rice for LEFTOVER SANTA FE CHICKEN, BEANS AND RICE and serve the salad on the side. And so on. You get the idea.

(based on a recipe at

1/4 c Italian dressing (creamy or regular)
1/4 c chunky salsa (hot or mild)
2 T lime juice
2 c cooked chicken
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
4 c salad mix (lettuce, cabbage and carrots), or shredded lettuce
1/4 c (4 T) sour cream
2 oz shredded Cheddar cheese (1/2 c)

Mix the Italian dressing, salsa and lime juice together in a large bowl, big enough to hold the whole salad. Add the chicken, beans, corn and lettuce and toss to coat. Divide the salad on four plates and top each serving with a tablespoon of sour cream and two tablespoons of shredded Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle a few tortilla strips on each serving.

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