Thursday, July 31, 2008

Chicken Caesar Salad in a Shell

This is so delicious and the perfect dinner for a hot summer night! I got the recipe off of For the shell part you use Azteca shells that are pre-made in a package and raw, and all you do is bake them. Wal-mart carries them-in our store they had them in the refrigerated section over by the yogurt and dairy products. They are really good, and the nice thing about them is you can bake them ahead of time and they will keep for a couple of days. The recipe is for 2 full size salads, but I doubled it and then adjusted a couple ingredients to my liking.

1 large chicken breast, cooked & diced (I used Tyson's chicken breast strips in the bag that are already grilled and cooked!)
4 bacon strips, cooked and broken up
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into small pieces
4 c leafy greens
1/2 c shredded swiss cheese
Caesar Salad Dressing (I prefer Bernstein's-it's excellent!!)
Fresh Parmesan cheese
2 Salad shells (cooked according to package directions)

-Prepare salad shells and set aside. Layer greens, chicken, bacon, cucumber, and swiss in the shell. Drizzle dressing over the top. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.
-I actually mixed all ingredients in a big bowl and served that way, and it was perfect!
-You can also have this without the shells and just add croutons.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sounds really good-especially today! It's soooo hot! Speaking of hot, you look hot in your new picture!!!!! When do I get a new one?