Ree Drummond makes an easy salad recipe inspired by chicken fajitas. The pioneer woman star also has a lovely way to present the salad that is sure to impress anyone.
Ree Drummond offers a healthy cooking option with her chicken fajita salad
Drummond prepared his hearty and beautiful chicken fajita salad in an episode of The pioneer woman when she answered questions on baking topics.
The Food Network host’s salad was the perfect recipe for someone looking for healthy BBQ options. “Chicken fajita salad – it has a nice healthy twist and it’s amazingly beautiful,” she said. “There are a few steps to making it and the first is to make a fajita seasoning mix.”
Drummond combined chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.
“All of these ingredients are given and received,” she explained. “You can increase the things you love and decrease the amounts of the things you’re not crazy about.”
Drummond Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
Drummond sprinkled the seasoning over the chicken breasts. “I think when it comes to grilling, grilled chicken is probably what I do the most,” she noted. “It’s so versatile. You can just eat the chicken on its own, you can slice it and add it to salads, you can dice it and add it to tacos and quesadillas.
Drummond added, “There’s virtually no limit to what you can do with grilled chicken.”
She placed the chicken, seasoning side down, on a broiler pan and sprinkled more seasoning on top. Drummond cooked the chicken for 5 minutes, turned it over and cooked another 5 minutes, then removed it and let it rest.
The Food Network host mixed oil and fajita seasoning mix in a bowl and tossed it with chopped peppers. Then she placed the peppers on a roasting pan, let them cook for 3 minutes, flipped them over and cooked for another 3 minutes.
Drummond also broiled oil-brushed corn on the cob for 10 minutes, turning them several times during the process.
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star made an easy dressing and assembled the salad on a board
Once everything was toasted, Drummond made a dressing by combining oil, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, crushed red pepper flakes and salt in a mason jar .
“I really like Tex-Mex dressings that have a lot of lime in them,” Drummond explained.
The pioneer woman star created a salad board by first placing leaves of romaine lettuce and butter lettuce on a large board. “I’m building the salad on a board, which is kind of a novelty and it’s a bit unusual,” she explained. “But if you’re having guests over and having a big party, it’s a really fun way to present a salad.”
Drummond placed slices of chicken on some of the lettuce leaves, then added the peppers, corn on the cob, sliced avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, limes and cotija cheese around the platter.
She drizzled vinaigrette over the top before serving.
The full recipe is available at Food Network website.
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