•Great weeknight meal that has everything packed into one bowl. Including homemade buttermilk ranch dressing with an added chipolte kick and homemade baked tortilla chips. Marinate the for chicken a couple hours before dinner or in the morning before work. You can even cut the veggies the night before so the dinner goes together in a snap.
1 batch of buttermilk ranch dressing-scroll down page for the chipotle kick 1 batch of baked tortilla chips-cut mine into strips this time (directions exactly the same) 2 large chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken breasts, cut into cubes 2 limes-1 juiced for marinade -1 cut into wedges to squeeze on top of salad 2 chipotle peppers-from a can of chipotle in adobo 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves-roughly chopped pinch of salt and pepper you can totally add what you like to a salad here’s what I added 1 head of romaine lettuce-cut into shreds 2 tomatoes-wedged 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese 1 can of black beans-drained and rinsed 1/2 cup frozen corn-thawed 1 red pepper-thinly sliced 1 can of olives 1/2 red onion-thinly sliced 1-2 avocado-cut into cubes cilantro-sprinkle on top serves 4 prep and cooking time 2 hours-less if you prep the dressing, veggies and marinade the chicken earlier in the day
In a large ziptop bag toss in the lime juice and shell, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, chipotles and chicken. Put bag on a plate and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but 8 is better. If using rotisserie chicken, you can stick this step.
Whip up the chipotle ranch dressing and let sit in the fridge for at least a hour. Assemble all of your salad veggies and beans (save avocado until last min). Can sit in the fridge a couple hours as well.
The chips really taste best while still a little warm so get them done as your heating up the grill.
We grilled the chicken outside approx 5-7 min on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken until internal temp reaches 165° and no longer pink inside. Slice the chicken and divide among bowls of salad, drizzle with the chipotle ranch dressing and serve chips on the side♥Enjoy