Just Jakes Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

Chicken Taco Salad from Just Jakes
For this recipe we make large batches, but for a couple salads, I'd recommend just portioning to taste.
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You will need:

  • fresh tortillas or tortilla chips
  • tomatoes
  • green onion
  • diced chicken breast
  • romaine lettuce
  • Top with: taco-spiced chicken, crispy corn tortilla strips, diced tomato, green onions, corn and black bean salsa, shredded nacho cheese and a drizzle of the spicy Southwest Ranch Dressing.
  • Black Bean Salsa:
  • corn kernels
  • black beans
  • red onion,
  • chipotle peppers
  • cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • Spicy Southwest Ranch Dressing:
  • taco spice or hot sauce
  • regular ranch

Assemble as many ingredients as you need for the number of people.

Dice tomatoes and mince green onion.

For a Black Bean Salsa, blend equal parts corn kernels and black beans, and about a quarter that amount of red onion, chipotle peppers and cilantro, and add salt and pepper to taste.

For a spicy Southwest Ranch Dressing, add taco spice or any hot sauce to a regular ranch dressing, to your taste.

For crispy corn tortilla strips, cut tortillas and fry them - or just break up tortilla chips.

Finally, quick-fry diced chicken with taco seasoning.

To assemble: Start each plate with crispy cold Romaine lettuce.

Top with taco-spiced chicken, crispy corn tortilla strips, diced tomato, green onions, corn and black bean salsa, shredded nacho cheese and a drizzle of the spicy Southwest Ranch Dressing.

- Just Jakes, 35 Craig St, Duncan, 250-746-5622, https://www.csbrewery.ca/just-jakes

Lance & Liz have been taking in talented young folks, teaching them how to cook, then sending them off to do great things for 20 years. They also compost, feed the brew mash to the pigs, and average 29 hugs/ day.

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