As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……more Tex-Mex Chicken Salad! One night Chuck and I were watching a little HGTV (he is such a good sport! Instead, I could be stuck watching ESPN), when the story of Selling Spelling Manor caught our eye. While it was fascinating getting a behind the scenes tour of their 57,000 square foot home, as a fellow hoarder, it was even more interesting watching them categorize, warehouse, and sort through all of her stuff!
Now, my dear friend and former neighbor, Mrs. Hobbs, is also an Interior Designer and first rate collector, so I couldn’t wait for her to join me for a special screening and a little lunch. I decided to make a Tex-Mex Chicken Salad and it was to die for!
Tex-Mex Chicken Salad:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts poached and shredded
Poaching is simple; place the chicken in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes with the pot partially covered, remove from heat and cook for another 15 minutes.
2 ears of corn, grilled, or broiled, with the kernels removed; simply brush with olive oil, grill until charred and remove the kernels, I use the corn zipper
Note: fresh corn is not plentiful this time of year, so I used frozen corn on the cob
4 Tbsp sour cream
3 Tbsp lime juice
Hearty sprinkle of ground cumin
¾ cup diced cherry tomatoes
1 avocado diced
3 scallions chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper minced
Frito’s for garnishing
In a small bowl, combine;
In a medium bowl, combine;
Toss the chicken mixture with the dressing
Season with salt and pepper
Refrigerate until ready to serve
When it’s time for lunch, place a generous amount of lettuce on a dinner plate, two scoops of Tex-Mex Chicken Salad and top with Frito’s.
Drizzle with your favorite salad dressing. We like a tangy Thousand Island, but a Western French or a Ranch would be tasty too!
While the salad was delicious, the company was even better!
More flavorful chicken salad, more HGTV, more hoarding, more wonderful friendships……
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