Mexican Chicken Salad with Chile Lime Dressing & Weekend Potluck #69

 Hiya!  I’m BAAAA-ACK!  I got extra things accomplished on my few days of blogging break, and had some fun with the kids too, but I’ll share that later.  Today is Weekend Potluck at 4 little Fergusons, bringing you a table HEAPING with delicious recipes from all over the ‘net.

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  First though, a tribute to an old recipe, called Flashback Friday, because some things are just WORTH repeating!

Flashback Friday

  Mexican Chicken Salad with Chile Lime Dressing

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  This is a FANTASTIC Mexican salad with a killer homemade Chili Lime dressing and colorful pico de gallo that will make you say “Mmmmm” with each and EVERY bite. 

Oh my stinkin’ word, #1 best salad EVERRRRRR!!!!!

  Now, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but don’t be alarmed, it comes together easily and you can do everything in advance if that helps!  Trust me, it is WORTH it!  Click the title or the photo, to be taken to the recipe.
Now, let’s take a quick peek back at last week

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Makin’ It Mo’ Betta

Recipes that caught our attention ~

BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza by The Unsophisticated Kitchen

3-Layer Chocolate Decadence

3-Layer Chocolate Decadence by Heaven Scent Creations

And, a personal favorite, showcasing my second favorite thing to caramel….

COCONUT!

YUMMMMMM!!!

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake by South Your Mouth

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Mexican Chicken Salad Wraps

This Mexican Chicken Salad is awesome! I could totally see me making it every summer for an easy “go-to” supper, after a day at the pool.  It was delicious the first night, served warm AND just as good the next day cold from the fridge!!!!!

Mexican Chicken Salad

(For Wraps or Chips)

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Ingredients

  • 8 whole Chicken Breast Strips, Cooked And Shredded
  • 4 ounces, weight Mexican Cheese
  • 1 can (16 Oz. Can) Mexican Beans With Chili Sauce, Partially Drained
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 4 ounces, weight Green Chilies
  • 1 package (about 1 Oz. Packet) Taco Seasoning
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • Sliced Olives And Tomatoes To Taste.
  • For Serving: Tortilla Chips, Whole Wheat Tortillas

Mix all ingredients together and serve with chips or tortillas. Simple and delicious!

We served this in bowls, as pictured, and dipped chips into the chicken salad.  It tasted great with guacamole and salsa on the side as well.

~T

Flashback Friday & Weekend Potluck #20

Welcome to Flashback Friday and Weekend Potluck!

   Flashback Friday means I am featuring one of my FAVORITE recipes from the archives of this blog. This delicious Mexican Chicken Salad comes from a post last June that had me cracking up, entitled: Pillow Wars.

  Go check it out!

  This is a FANTASTIC Mexican salad with a killer homemade Chili Lime dressing and colorful pico-de-gallo that will make you say “Mmmmm” with each and EVERY bite.

      Oh my stinkin’ word, #1 best salad EVERRRRRR!!!!!

  Now, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but don’t be alarmed, it comes together easily and you can do everything in advance if that helps!  Trust me, it is WORTH it!  Did I already say, MMmmmm?

Mexican Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

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  • FOR THE CHILI-LIME DRESSING:
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 Small Limes)
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
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  • FOR THE PICO DE GALLO:050
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Yellow Pepper, Diced
  • ½ whole Red Onion, Diced
  • ⅓ cups Fresh Cilantro, Snipped
  • 1 can Corn, Drained (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 whole Large Tomato, Diced
  • _____
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 8 cups Mixed Greens Of Your Choice
  • 4 whole Grilled Seasoned Chicken Breasts, Cubed
  • 1 whole Hass Avocado, Mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Mexican Cheese To Taste
  • Your Favorite Ranch Dressing
  • Crunchy Tortilla Strips (found Them By The Croutons)

Preparation Instructions

Combine all of the dressing ingredients and mix well.

048Combine all of the pico de gallo ingredients and mix well.

To assemble salad: place mixed greens on each plate, add a generous helping of pico, some grilled chicken cubes and cheese. Add a dollop of mashed avocado (mix the avocado with the lime juice and some salt, to taste) to the top of each salad.

Drizzle with mostly ranch dressing and a small amount of the lime dressing. Top with tortilla strips.

Enjoy! Its SO delicious I betcha you’ll say MMMMM with every bite too!066

Now, on to Weekend Potluck, where friends and foodies meet and eat together, ALL weekend long!

We are so glad to have all these amazing bloggers linking up and hope that you look forward to Weekend Potluck each week as much as we do.

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Ham and Eggs Baked in Crispy Hashbrown Cups Recipe

Ham and Eggs Baked in Crispy Hashbrown Cups Recipe by Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Cherry Limeade Cake

Cherry Limeade Cake by Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama

Macaroni and Cheese Lasagna

Mac & Cheese Lasagna by Julie’s Eats & Treats

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Pillow Wars & Mexican Chicken Salad w/Chili Lime Dressing

  Dale and the kids were having pillow fights the other night before bed.  Isn’t it just like a daddy to come up with a totally wild, loud game right before bed?  Oh well, they were having fun!  I was watching them play around and I totally flashed back to when Chad and I were kids, and we played this great game called “Stick Your Head and Arms in Your Pillow And Crash Into Each Other”. 

Ok, maybe that wasn’t the name of it, but that’s what we used to do.

  So, I shared my ingenious idea with my children who responded with “YEAH!” And “Cool!”  

  These photos aren’t great, but you’ll get the general idea of what occurred.

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A Couple of Notes: 

1)  Avery’s pillow covers her entire body. hee hee Smile 

2)  Destiny’s pillow is NOT far enough down, she kept cheating and using her arms.  NO ARMS ALLOWED!

3)  Obviously the fluffy side of the pillow should be in front of the face, not behind, before you crash into your sibling. Ouch.  And obviously, be careful so that your children can breathe. 

Thank you, this has been a service announcement……

Let the games begin!

Destiny cheating again…..

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She takes down Avery in a single swipe. Poor Avery crumples to the floor in shock and horror at such a game and declares she is NOT playing anymore!

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Ok, restart…..NO ARMS!  Line up, and…..GO!

“RUNNNNNN!”  

{Crash} 

Giggling ensues…..

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Dale decides they need some “assistance”…..012

Sometimes Daddy’s forgot their own strength……

“Let me help you, Destiny!”  {SHOVE}

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CRASH!!!!!!!  (This is the sound of Tylan falling backwards on his head.)

“WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! My head!”

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“Sorry, buddy!”  Daddy makes it all better with an ice pack.  It’s BEDTIME!

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  Ok, on to the salad portion of this post:

This is a FANTASTIC Mexican salad with a killer homemade Chili Lime dressing and colorful pico de gallo that will make you say “Mmmmm” with each and EVERY bite. 

Oh my stinkin’ word, #1 best salad EVERRRRRR!!!!!

  Now, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but don’t be alarmed, it comes together easily and you can do everything in advance if that helps!  Trust me, it is WORTH it!  Did I already say, MMMMMMMMMMM?

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Mexican Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

  • FOR THE CHILI-LIME DRESSING:
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 Small Limes)
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • _____
  • FOR THE PICO DE GALLO:050
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Yellow Pepper, Diced
  • ½ whole Red Onion, Diced
  • ⅓ cups Fresh Cilantro, Snipped
  • 1 can Corn, Drained (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed (15 Ounce Can)
  • 1 whole Large Tomato, Diced
  • _____
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 8 cups Mixed Greens Of Your Choice
  • 4 whole Grilled Seasoned Chicken Breasts, Cubed
  • 1 whole Hass Avocado, Mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Mexican Cheese To Taste
  • Your Favorite Ranch Dressing
  • Crunchy Tortilla Strips (found Them By The Croutons)

Preparation Instructions

Combine all of the dressing ingredients and mix well.

048Combine all of the pico de gallo ingredients and mix well.

To assemble salad: place mixed greens on each plate, add a generous helping of pico, some grilled chicken cubes and cheese. Add a dollop of mashed avocado (mix the avocado with the lime juice and some salt, to taste) to the top of each salad.

Drizzle with mostly ranch dressing and a small amount of the lime dressing. Top with tortilla strips.

Enjoy! Its SO delicious I betcha you’ll say MMMMM with every bite too!

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Ole’!  And Happy Monday!

~T  :)

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