This is one of my favorites. It's very festive and it makes a great meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a gallon size plastic bag or 9x9 baking dish, mix together the mayonnaise and Italian dressing. Place chicken in mixture and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

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  • Chop, wash, and dry the iceberg and romaine lettuce. Mix and divide among four dinner-size plates. Divide and place the tomato and green onions among the plates. Sprinkle the top of each salad with shredded cheese.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill or broil until cooked. While chicken is cooking, cut tortillas into three thick strips and cut each strip into 'matchsticks'. Place on a cookie sheet and put under broiler until golden brown. Let cool. Cut the chicken into strips and divide among plates. Top with tortilla 'crispies'.

  • To prepare the dressing, combine the salsa and ranch dressing in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour over each salad.

Tips

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

907 calories; 63 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 1807 mg sodium. 46.1 g carbohydrates; 42.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
YEAH BABY! This is awesome!! The combination of the tortilla crispies the marinated grilled chicken and the funky dressing makes this salad a huge hit with my entire family!! A filling meal all by itself and I think is one of the best green salads I have come across on this site yet! Thanks Judy! I'd recommend this to anyone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2005
Not one of my favorites dont think I'll be making this again. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
YEAH BABY! This is awesome!! The combination of the tortilla crispies the marinated grilled chicken and the funky dressing makes this salad a huge hit with my entire family!! A filling meal all by itself and I think is one of the best green salads I have come across on this site yet! Thanks Judy! I'd recommend this to anyone! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
YEAH BABY! This is awesome!! The combination of the tortilla crispies the marinated grilled chicken and the funky dressing makes this salad a huge hit with my entire family!! A filling meal all by itself and I think is one of the best green salads I have come across on this site yet! Thanks Judy! I'd recommend this to anyone! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
Awesome! I'm a huge fan of the Applebee's version and this is just as satisfying. For the dressing (which I did not double--was enough for me) I also added about a tablespoon of taco seasoning to kick it up a bit. I also burned the crispies so I just crumbled up a few tortilla chips for topping. Like Applebee's I also served it with a dallop of sour cream a dallop of salsa and a dallop of homemade guacamole. Thanks Judy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2005
I confess I did not make the salad. I only used the chicken suggestion. I marinated the chicken in the mayo/dressing mixture overnight and broiled it the next day. Wow. Who would have thought mayo and Italian dressing would be so delicious together. I'll definitely make the chicken again and even try the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2006
Very Tasty Really close to the Applebees Version which is what I was looking for. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2005
Great-tasting salad and very easy to make. To save even more time I skipped the first 3 ingredients and just bought at the grocery store the ready-cooked packaged "southwestern" chicken strips (by Louis Rich). I also added shredded cheese can of corn and avocados. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
The marinade for the chicken and the dressing came out great. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
I thought this was a great recipe! I love salads but my fiance is not such a fan so it's great to find something that I enjoyed and he wanted more of! The only problem if that was any I found was the prep time. Although the result was definitely worth it!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2005
This salad was excellent and so easy to make. I marinated my chicken for 2 days (I used fat free sour cream instead of mayo) and it was so moist and flavorful. Yummy both my husband and I really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
best salad I've ever made. the dressing was awesome. we ended up marinating the chicken for about 2 days... is was very very yummy. nice presentation too. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2005
Not one of my favorites dont think I'll be making this again. Read More
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