Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

It’s creeping up to the weekend and I can tell you, it’s been a long week. Not sure why it was especially hard to drag myself to work this week but yeah, there it is.


It’s not as if I’m working in the heat or that I have horrible work mates, although they have their moments…..
I’m in an air conditioned office and I live in Dilbert-land Monday through Friday. Pity the Government Drone as she longs for fresh cool air, a good book, a pot of coffee, a grilled chicken taco salad and maybe a ride along the rural back roads of Georgia.

Ok, one thing I did manage this past week – the grilled chicken taco salad. Lazy as I am, I did not make this salad. We went to El Jalisco’s Mexican restaurant because of my craving. My husband is considerate like that…….I get a Jones for something and we usually go satisfy that craving.

This is obviously more chicken than I would eat at home. Yet I ate it. All. I don't know what is wrong with me.
It was soooo good!


Now that I see how simple it looks I plan to make my own salad one day, just like this one. I can season the chicken and grill it in my grill pan or maybe Doug can just grill the chicken over charcoal. I’m not picky. A little bit of lettuce, a bit of chopped tomato, sour cream and guacamole and we are all set. I never eat the tortilla bowl so this could get tossed into a large bowl. Oh yeah.


Doug chose the Carnitas and oh my, that was the most tender pork I think I've ever had. Look at these portions. This is actually a lunch portion, more food than they ought to serve, more food than you should ingest at one sitting. Pity it doesn't travel well for leftovers.


It was nice sitting at a restaurant being served. We usually cook at home but do manage a weekend treat. What have you been craving letely? Anyone have a good story?

Next week I will probably be able to get up for work without dragging my feet. This was just one of those weeks. Ever have one? I'm sure many of you do.

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I will be joining Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday series. If you'd like to join in check out this week's link HERE



Vicki said...

Oh my goodness!!! That taco salad looks so good! How have I never had a chicken taco salad? I only ever make taco salad with ground chuck or sirloin, but my favorite meat is chicken. Guess what's getting added to my grocery list?

Deb in Hawaii said...

Sometimes when I feel like tortillas aren't necessary, I make fish taco salad for dinner. Something about the seasoning and the creamy sour cream & guacamole mix just makes a salad for fun. This looks delicious.

Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays! ;-)

Deb in Hawaii said...

That's supposed to be *more* fun! ;-)

Katherine P said...

The Dilbert comics made me laugh! Love him and Scott Adams is really amazingly accurate! And now I want Grilled Chicken Taco Salad! That looks amazing! We cook at home most days too but some days just aren't for that. And for me this is one of those days as we're waiting for steak to be delivered. Do you have a Steak Out there? They're good for a day when you're not quite feeling 100% and want something that will stick to you without being super greasy.

Tina said...

Vicki, I was craving a taco salad and as soon as I saw the grilled chicken option, I knew I would order it. It was wonderful.

Deb, I like that idea too - grilled fish taco salad. I don't eat the bowl anyway :-)

Katherine, Dilbert is so appropriate for my workplace. Anything that can get done with one meeting will ultimately take 3 or 4 meetings. I think there was a Steak Out in Tallahassee a while back but in our rural area we can't get delivery. Ever. :-(

Debra Eliotseats said...

I think we all inhabit Dilbert-ville at times. Great salad!

Seven Hour Lamb with White Beans <br>{ make that less than 2 hours in the Instant Pot}</br>

It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...