Saturday, March 24, 2007

South West Grilled Chicken Salad

A few years ago in Tennessee, I went to a church training meeting. After the meeting they served a simple yet incredible lunch. It was so funny as the women started eating the whisperings went around trying to figure out who had the recipe for what we were eating. It was a chicken salad and cornbread. Both were incredible!

Before the lunch was over someone had gone to the library and made copies for everyone to take home. I don't think there was anyone who did not take this recipe.

For over a year now I thought I had lost my precious, torn, oil stained piece of paper with the recipe on it. The other day I found it.

We made it for dinner the other night and I am posting this for two reasons.
  1. how can I not share this incredible recipe
  2. it will now be in my archives so I will always know where to find it.
This is a great simple meal. It is great if you have to cook for a lot of people and want people to bring different ingredients, you can put it together in minutes.

Southwest seasoning:
2TB Chili powder
1 1/2 TB cumin
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Fresh ground pepper

Southwest Vinaigrette

1/3 cup lime juice (I use a fresh lime)
1 cup light olive oil
1 tsp southwest seasoning
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
fresh ground black pepper.

4 Chicken breasts. Rub both sides with Southwest seasoning and grill until done. (no Pink) Cool slightly, shred with a fork and douse with 1/2 cup of lime juice

1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 green pepper
1 bunch green onions
2 -3 cups white corn (it must be white corn or it will not taste the same)

Mix vegetables with chicken and toss with 1/2 cup vinaigrette

2 boxes of Jiffy corn bread mix (you know those small boxes for $.30 each)
1 box of pound cake

Use all the ingredients for all three boxes and mix in one big bowl.
It is so moist, sweet and not dry and flaky.

Enjoy. If you make it let me know how you like it!


Elizabeth said...

This looks and sound delicious. I will be making it for sure. Maybe for the missionaries on Sunday. Yum.

Bek said...

That looks delicious. All of those ingredients are stuff I LOVE!!!

That corn bread is the way my sister makes it.. .she used to work at Marie Calendars and that is how they do it (basically) it is half corn bread and half cake mix..... NO WONDER it is so great!

I am catering an anniversary lunch next month and they wanted lots of salads..this is going on the menu I think....

Kelly A. said...

yum! Right up our alley too! Thanks!

Kristen said...

I can't wait to try this one!

Dana said...

Looks yummilicious!

Amanda :-) said...

What's cornbread?? I've heard of it, but I don't think we have it here in Britain.

I'm glad you found the recipe. That's just awful when you have smthg precious on a mere scrap of paper and it goes walkabout.

I've lost my 'Bang Bang Chicken' scrap of paper.'s SOMEWHERE in the house, but I don't know where!

michelle said...

Wow! I am hungry now. I am going to copy this recipe for sure. I will try the bread recipe this week. It looks so good, yet simple. Thanks for sharing.

michelle said...

Both of those look so delicious! I will definitely be making them soon -- thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Yumm. You caught me hungry. I love the 'blog as a back up' strategy for recipes and all kinds of other things.

Nikki said...

Hi Kristi-
This is Nikki from yesterday. I don't know why my link is not working. Try this

And I am for sure trying that salad. It looks and sounds yummy.

Thanks for sharing!!


Jamie said...

mmmm, thanks for sharing- can't wait to try it!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the hook up! I have been racking my brain what to feed our sister missionaries this week. Perfect. Thank you thank you thank you.

Angie said...

It looks yummy! When I saw it was chicken salad I was afraid it had mayo in it and I can't do mayo. So I was thrilled to read the recipes ingredients. This may be on my menu this week. Thanks!

Jill said...

Corn bread and pound cake mix together, mmm that sounds so good. I'm not sure about the other part, I'd have to try it after Michelle makes it first (hee).

Kristy said... mouth is watering. Looks really yummy. I can't wait to try it.

Emily said...

Found a link to this from Jenny. It sounds sooo good, can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing!