Tequila Chicken Salad

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

Tequila Chicken Salad

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Tequila Chicken Salad is a healthy and delicious way to get your greens.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 653 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When no more juice drains, set the oranges aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Whisk everything together and set it aside for now.
  • Heat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the chicken strips on a baking sheet, allowing the excess marinade to drip back into the bag.
  • Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Cut the chicken cross-ways into 1/2 inch slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and orange chunks.
  • Give the dressing a quick whisking and pour over the salad. Toss to coat.
  • Halve, pit, and slice the avocados.
  • To serve, place some of the salad mixture on your dinner plate. Top with the chicken and garnish with avocado slices.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 653kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 44gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 568mgFiber: 18gSugar: 24g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is 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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