Kool Nachos Salad
The boy always likes to get boneless wings with sweet BBQ (the wimp) with chips or curly fries (with cheese, please), Ben likes a burger or boneless wings with extra hot sauce (although we have both gone for the triple on occasion), while I have started ordering the Kool Nachos almost every time we go. Although on the starter menu, these nachos are enough for dinner. On this visit I asked for the chicken to be grilled instead of breaded and fried, and half the amount of chips. The chicken did not suffer in the least for the skinny treatment, and I still didn't finish all the chips, so a win win.
I had already started eating when I realized I left off the jalapeños and olives!
Kool Nachos Salad
For each serving:
2 oz. Baked Tostitos
1 oz. 2% milk Velveeta (we used the Aldi store brand)
1 oz. skim milk
4 oz. plain baked chicken breast
hot sauce of choice, to taste (we used Frank's Extra Hot)
2 handfuls shredded romaine
diced red onion and tomato, to taste
sprinkling of of sliced green (or black) olives
pickled jalapeños (we used mine, because the are the best :)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
To prepare the chicken:
Take the desired number of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and trim them of all visible fat. Place the chicken on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray and season generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool to the touch before cutting into bite sized chunks; set aside. I made more chicken than we needed for dinner, so the leftovers are waiting in the fridge for another easy meal.
To prepare the salad:
Melt the Velveeta with the milk for about a minute in the microwave at 50% power; stir until smooth. I was making several salads so I did this in a large glass measuring cup, allowing me to easily measure out the correct amount for each. If you prepare this larger amount, you will need to adjust your cooking time.
Place the baked Tostitos in the bottom of your bowl(s) and drizzle with the cheese sauce; toss to coat the chips with the cheese.
Top the chips with the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives, and jaaapeño slices.
Toss the desired amount of chicken in a small bowl with the chosen sauce before piling on top of the salad.
Top with the sour cream. Eat. Enjoy.
WW PointsPlus Values:
Baked Tostitos, 3pt per ounce
Cheese sauce as prepared, 2pt per serving
Chicken with hot sauce, 1pt per ounce, add apt per T for BBQ
Romaine, tomato, onion, jalapeños, and olives (in small amount) are free
FF sour cream is 1pt for a quarter cup
Note: This post has been edited to remove links and references to the name of the restaurant as it would appear that the ownership was displeased with this post for some reason. I would hate to continue providing them with free advertising.