Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekly < 30 minute Recipe #6

Ok I realizing it's freezing and raining outside but I had a craving for this salad. This recipe is for 2 people but you can double it if you have guests or your kids eat salad.

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast (pre-cooked grilled chicken )
as much lettuce chopped as you want ****
fresh tomato, chopped as much as you want (optional)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 of a (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
4 Tablespoons Fat Free Ranch dressing *****
4 Tablespoons barbeque sauce, your fave
A handful of crushed tortilla chips per person

Preheat the grill for high heat. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice. Or use pre-cooked/grilled chicken.

In a bowl mix tomato, cilantro, corn, and black beans together and put on top of lettuce. Top with the grilled chicken slices and crused tortilla chips. Resist grated cheese but if you have guests over they might like it.

In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and barbeque sauce. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss with the salad to coat.

6 Weight Watchers Points per serving. So that would be 1/2 a chicken breast, 1/4 of a can of black beans, 1/4 of a can of corn, 2Tbs F.F. Ranch, 2 Tbs. BBQ sauce and a handfull of crushed tortilla chips is about 6-7 chips crushed. I have big hands.

***** Making salad is boring and tedious. Eating salad is essential if you want to remain healthy and lose weight. A sad, sad truth. So I have a giant tupperware container that holds 3-4 heads of chopped lettuce. And at the beginning of the week I just chop a whole mess of rinsed and drained lettuce and throw it in the tupperware container and put in fridge. Nothing fancy, no carrots, no tomatoes just lettuce. So when I need to eat my salad the lettuce is already there and I can grab a handfull and put on some dressing or add other more exciting ingredients. The main point is to get greens in my gullet without a lot of fuss.

***** In my opinion Fat Free Ranch dressing tastes like ass. That is why in this recipe I reccomend mixing it with your fave bbq sauce. Tastes really good that way.

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