Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chicken Costa Vida Salad

In a crock pot, put a few breasts of frozen chicken and cover it in salsa. Cook it on low all day. Then, just build your salad with a tortilla, rice (I put taco seasoning and diced tomatoes in it) black beans, chicken and lettuce. You can also put salsa, tomatoes, parmesan cheese - whatever you like for topping on it. The key to making it taste the same is to get the Costa Vida ranch. I used to just go buy the ranch, but last time I found this recipe and it works pretty good.

1 pack (1oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
ignore directions on the packet
1C mayo
1/2 C milk
2 tbsp lime (or to tast)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 C green salsa (opt)
hot sauce (opt)

Place milk, mayo, and ranch mix and 2T juice in a blender. Toss in the garlic, cilantro and green salsa. Blend 'er up. Sample it and add hot sauce to taste. Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken in the fridge.

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