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Tequila Chicken Salad is a healthy and delicious way to get your greens.

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With fresh orange, zesty lime and creamy avocado, you will want to make this recipe again and again.

Tequila Chicken Salad is a healthy a delicious way to get your greens! Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 4

Tequila Chicken Salad

Tequila Chicken Salad is a healthy a delicious way to get your greens! Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Tequila Chicken Salad is a healthy and delicious way to get your greens.

Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 c tequila
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins (chicken breast strips)
  • 3 oranges
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tb honey
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce, torn or shredded
  • 2 ripe avocados

Instructions

  1. To begin, juice one of the limes into a small mixing bowl. Add in the tequila, water, grated garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Whisk these together.
  2. Place the chicken in a quart sized zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag. Carefully remove as much air as possible and close. Marinate this in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, place a sieve over a mixing bowl. Peel the oranges and cut the flesh into 3/4 inch pieces, placing them into the sieve as you go. The excess juice from the oranges will drain down into the bowl.
  4. When no more juice drains, set the oranges aside.
  5. To the orange juice, add the extra virgin olive oil, honey, cayenne pepper, and the remaining 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  6. With a microplaner, zest one of the remaining limes, giving you a teaspoon of fine lime zest. Add that to the mixture in the bowl. Juice the two limes, and add the juice as well.
  7. Whisk everything together and set it aside for now.
  8. Heat your oven to 425 degrees.
  9. Place the chicken strips on a baking sheet, allowing the excess marinade to drip back into the bag.
  10. Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  11. Cut the chicken cross-ways into 1/2 inch slices.
  12. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and orange chunks.
  13. Give the dressing a quick whisking and pour over the salad. Toss to coat.
  14. Halve, pit and slice the avocados.
  15. To serve, place some of the salad mixture on your dinner plate. Top with the chicken and garnish with avocado slices.
  16. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 653Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 568mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 18gSugar: 24gProtein: 44g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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10 thoughts on “Tequila Chicken Salad”

  1. I over indulged in margaritas on Friday so while I’m not up for trying this today, I will try it this week. I love salad and I’m intrigued about what tequila would taste like in a dressing. It sounds delicious!

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