Monday, December 27, 2010

Chicken Salad With Verde Ranch

Recipe time!!

I made this totally yummy recipe for dinner tonight. It's pretty awesome. I did make some (a lot) of changes to the original recipe, so I will put my alterations at the bottom.

Cafe Rio Chicken (Original Recipe):

3 Tomatillos (outer paper removed and cut into quarters)
1-2 Jalapeno (seeded)
2 Cloves garlic
1/2 bunch Cilantro
1 cup Mayo
1 packet Buttermilk Ranch Dressing powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 squirt lime juice

Put all ingredients in the blender and mix it up! I normally buy a package of Spanish rice and put the rice on a bed of salad with cooked chicken and some cheese. Then use the dressing over all. Yummy!

 Yeah...I don't quite do that...

Chicken Salad With Verde Ranch (Altered Recipe):

1 jar of Herdez Verde Salsa
3 cloves garlic
1 cup mayonnaise (or so)
1 packet of buttermilk ranch powder
1 jalapeno, seeded
1 jalapeno, not seeded
1 avocado
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup buttermilk (or so)
juice of one (1) whole lime

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend it up. Cut up some romaine lettuce, cook some Spanish rice, bake/boil/pan fry some chicken and go nuts. :]

The original recipe IS good. Just a bit too thin for my tastes. So I changed it up till I found a good consistency. The altered recipe is a bit spicier. If you want it to be a tad bit cooler to the palate, only use one jalapeno. 

Ciao for now!!



  1. This looks sooooooo yummy!!! Thanks for sharing girl!!!


  2. Hi, Linzeh! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my wall art! :) This looks delish! My guy would love it, but he jokes that even black pepper is too spicy for it would have to jalapeno-less! LOL :)