Our family’s motto is “when in doubt, put it in a tortilla.” In an effort to lighten things up, we decided to take some of our favorite quesadilla & burrito fare and transform them into a tasty salad.
One of the secrets to adding an extra layer of flavor is using curry powder in addition to the standard taco seasonings. It really brings the other flavors to life and gives the chicken a beautiful golden color without adding a lot of heat (feel free to add chili powder, cayenne, or both for an added kick, we are trying to spare our toddler’s diaper). One thing that Brian and I strongly agree on is eating dinner as a family unit. Not only does that mean sitting down together every night, but also eating the same dish. Sometimes our toddler Wyatt’s is presented slightly differently, but in essence we are only cooking one meal. In tonight’s example we have our chicken mix on a bed of lettuce covered in the dressing, while Wyatt’s is served next to a small cheese quesadilla with the lime dressing as a dipping sauce.
The dressing couldn’t be easier. Its a simple mix of sour cream and lime. The real magic happens at the bottom of the bowl as it mixes with the chicken juices. It creates a whole new dressing, but be careful when plating not to add too much of the chicken juices. No one wants chicken salad soup.