- Jewish Learning
This salad is literally bursting with flavor and texture in each bite. Yes, there are quite a few ingredients and a number of steps, but it’s really worth the time and effort, plus a lot of the preparation can be done in advance. It can be an appetizer, a salad, or even a light main dish. It’s magnificent served layered in a trifle bowl. Exact measurements are hard to give because a lot is dependent on taste and preference. Thanks, Rikki M. of L.A./Israel. For another variation, try this chicken salad recipe from the OU.
generous handful of romaine lettuce
1/2 medium can corn kernels, drained
diced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
1/2-1 avocado, diced
a few spoonfuls drained canned black beans
4–6 chicken breasts
2-3 flour tortillas
oil, for frying
Tuscanini Sea Salt, or kosher salt, for sprinkling
Gefen Cumin, for sprinkling
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and cook in a frying pan until done, turning over halfway through the cooking.
When chicken is cooked and cooled, cut into chunks.
Return to frying pan, and add one cup of barbecue sauce.
Turn on flame, and let the sauce coat all the chicken pieces and caramelize them while stirring, until there is no sauce left in the pan.
Chicken pieces should be nice and sticky. (If necessary, add a little more sauce to achieve this.)
Layer romaine lettuce on a large platter.
Sprinkle the canned corn, diced tomato, avocado, and beans over the lettuce.
Arrange the barbecue chicken pieces on top of the lettuce and veggies.
Mix together the mayonnaise and 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for the dressing.
Pour all over the salad platter, and garnish with tortilla chips
Cut each tortilla into eighths (like a pizza).
Heat oil in a frying pan, until just under one inch deep.
When oil is hot, add tortilla triangles to oil and fry until medium brown.
Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.
While still hot, sprinkle sea salt and lots of cumin on top of chips.
Allow to cool, then lightly crush by hand and add to salad. (You can also garnish the salad with whole triangle pieces in addition to the crushed chips).
How Would You
Rate this recipe?
Please log in to rate