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Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This tasty Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient that gives the texture of the salad a wonderfully creamy texture. What is it ? Freshly whipped cream folded into the chicken, almond and grape salad. It works and it is wonderful. Serve on a bed of curly lettuce, with crackers or on a croissant. Enjoy!

Mexican Chicken Haystacks


Oh My Goodness! This is seriously so good. My picture didn't do it justice but please take my word on it. Layer some of your favorite tortilla chips, in my case we used  baked cheddar tortilla chips, and layer it with rice, lots of tasty add ins and the most delicious and flavorful sauce ever. You have got to try this one!

The original recipe used a crock pot for this. I am not a fan of using a crock pot so I just cooked it on the stove top. I prefer this because chicken has a tendency to get a weird texture to it when it sits in a crock pot all day long. Also a plus is that it is done and ready to eat much more quickly.

Mexican Haystacks
Makes several servings

  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into chunks or slices
  • 2 cans beans, your choice, rinsed and drained (I used white beans)
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes (I used fresh chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 package dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon  chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Rice, prepared

1. If you haven't already, season and cook the chicken breasts. Cut into chunks or strips. Set aside. 

2. In a large sauce pan, combine the minced garlic, dry ranch mix, cream cheese, milk, water, sour cream, cumin, bouillon, pepper, and garlic salt. Use a whisk to combine it thoroughly. After heated through, add the chicken, beans, green chilies, and corn. Stir.

3. On the plate, lay down a later of chips then a layer of rice. Top with the chicken and sauce mixture. Add tomatoes, cheese, and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe slightly adapted from Our Family Treat

Comments

  1. Looks so yummy! Will have to try this!

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  2. This looks incredibly delicious, thank you!

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  3. How do I follow your posts? Subscribe by email looks like the only option. I like your style of food preference. For now, connie@cmsfamily.net works for a reply. I get weary of so many emails though.

    Thanks, Connie

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  4. This sounds amazing! & super easy which is always a bonus! I would love for you to share this recipe at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  5. Just wanted to let you know you were featured at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-2.html. See you at this weeks party!

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  6. This was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. That sauce was divine! I've seen this pinned and repinned glad I gave it a try:)

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    1. Glad to hear it! And yes, that sauce is awesome :)

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