Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Recipe: Pollo Asado Salad

Yum, I put together two new favorite work-week recipes this week. Both are easy and delicious. Thank you Trader Joe's!

First up, a big salad that works for lunch or dinner. For two:

Pollo Asado Salad
1 bag mache (lamb's ear) lettuce
Two pieces of Trader Joe's pollo asado chicken
1/2 can black beans, drained
1 avocado
Crushed corn chips
Raw shelled sunflower seeds
Balsamic vinaigrette

Remove two big pieces of the chicken from the marinade package. Lay flat on a baking sheet and broil on high, turning once, until just cooked.

Cut the chicken into strips and let cool briefly (you can do this the night before if for lunch) while assembling the salad. Dress and then add the chips last. Devour!

There's something about the mache lettuce with the chicken and crunchy chips that is just perfect.

2 comments:

mamacita said...

Can you give me a hint what's in the marinade? For those poor souls who live two thousand miles from the nearest TJs?

When I was in New England last summer I made everybody pull over on the way to the airport to go to the TJs in the Boston suburbs.

MrsEm said...

Let's see, it's thinly cut pieces of chicken breast in a lime, chili powder, garlic, pepper and a dash of soy sauce marinade according to the package.