---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: MEXICAN CHEF'S SALAD
  Categories: Salads, Usenet
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lb Chicken (boneless),
            -diced
       1 lb Kidney beans
     1/2 t  Salt
       1 t  Chili powder
       1 md Onion, chopped
       3 md Tomatoes, diced
       1 lb Lettuce, chopped
            -(about half of
            -a large head)
     1/4 lb Cheddar cheese,
            -grated
       1 c  Thousand island
            -dressing
     1/4 c  Picante sauce
            -(or more or less,
            -to taste)
       1 lg Avocado, sliced
     3/4 lb Corn tortilla chips
  
   Bone and dice the chicken.  Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a large
   frying pan until it starts to smoke.  Add the chicken cubes and fry over
   medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they are browned (2 or 3
   minutes).  To the chicken, add the drained kidney beans, salt and chili
   powder.  Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
   
   Chop the tomatoes, onion and lettuce.  Grate the cheese.  Toss them
   together in a salad bowl with the salad dressing and picante sauce. Slice
   the avocado and add to the salad. Break the tortilla chips into flakes and
   add to the salad.
   
   Mix the cooked chicken and beans into the cold salad.  Decorate with extra
   chips and slices of avocado and tomato.  Serve immediately.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A simple main-dish salad with Mexican seasonings -- I got this recipe
   from an old roommate, Ann-Marie Tarter. My husband revised it to use
   chicken instead of the hamburger that her version called for. It’s a very
   simple, tasty hot-weather main dish. It doesn't keep as leftovers: you have
   to eat all of it immediately or else throw it away. I like to serve it
   accompanied by Aztec soup. Yield: Serves 6-8.
   
   *  The chips get soggy within 5 to 10 minutes after the meat has been added
   to the salad, so don't do that step until you are ready to eat.
   
   *  This recipe works best with iceberg lettuce.  The more exotic varieties
   of lettuce wilt instantly when the hot chicken and beans are mixed in;
   iceberg lettuce keeps its crunch.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  15 minutes preparation.
   : Precision:  no need to measure.
   
   : Loretta Guarino Reid
   : DEC Western Software Laboratory, Palo Alto, California, USA
   : guarino@decwrl.dec.com -or- decwrl!guarino
   
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
  
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