I often order this salad when I go to my favorite Mexican restaurant. This is my version of their salad. I got it to taste very close to it. Now I don't need to go out to get this salad.A lot of ingredients,but very easy to make. It has corn Salsa,chicken tomatoes,Cheese,and tortilla strips. My family loved it.
1make Salsa. Combine all ingredients Except add tomatoes and Avocado last.
2Combine all ingredients in a bowl to make marinade. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate for an hour.
3Mean while Take the tortilla's and brush all sides with oil. Stack them together. Cut in half. Then slice into thin strips starting at the short end. Toss the strips with salt. and bake on sheet pan at 400 degree's about 10 minutes. Toss them with spatula after 5 minutes. Watch them. If they are brown they are over cooked. You want them slightly browned. Take out of oven and cool.
4Make the Salad. rinse dry and chop romaine. Chop tomatoes. Toss the lettuce with the tomatoes. Divide mixture to 4 plates,or bowls. Top with 1/4 of Corn salsa mixture. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese on each dish.
5Heat grill. Spray with oil so chicken doesn't stick. Cook until no pink shows when cut. Cut chicken in to strips. place on salads equally. Sprinkle tortilla strips on salad,and top with Orange Balsamic dressing. enjoy
6Optional cheese Quesadilla': Heat 1/2 the oil in a large fry pan. place tortilla in pan. Sprinkle with cheese. After about 1-2 minutes. Fold in half. Brown on both sides until cheese is melted. Cut and serve.