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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe


Tortilla Strips
 Vegetable oil for frying
4  corn tortillas

16  leaves red or green leaf lettuce (about 1 head)
1  large yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
1  large mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1  large avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into thin slices
2  large plum (Roma) tomatoes, finely chopped
1  can (15 oz) Progresso┬« black beans
1  cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)

4  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
1  package (1.25 oz) Old El Paso┬« 40% less-sodium taco seasoning mix
1  teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
2  tablespoons water

1/3  cup vegetable oil
1/3  cup lime juice
2  tablespoons honey
1/3  cup loosely packed cilantro leaves and stems
2  teaspoons Dijon mustard
 Dash salt


In 8-inch skillet, heat 1/2 inch oil for frying over medium heat. With pizza cutter, cut corn tortillas into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Fry strips in batches in hot oil 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and crisp. With tongs, place fried tortilla strips on paper towels to drain.
On individual plates, evenly layer lettuce, bell pepper, mango, avocado, tomatoes, beans and cheese.
3Lightly spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken strips; sprinkle with taco seasoning mix, chipotle chili powder and water. Cook uncovered over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Set aside.
4In food processor or blender, process all dressing ingredients until well blended and cilantro is finely chopped.
Arrange chicken evenly over salads. Drizzle about 3 tablespoons dressing over each salad. Top each evenly with tortilla strips.
by on May. 1, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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