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Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Chicken Salad recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Chicken Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by denmarc

Makes 4 servings



Toasted tortilla strips are a perfect garnish. Spray both sides of a 10" flour tortilla w/nonstick spray, cut into small, thin strips (3x1.5") and scatter in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400F until golden 6-7 mins.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Chicken Salad

1 T lime juice
4 t olive oil
2 garlic cloves
3/4 t chili powder
3/4 lb chicken breast
1 tomato
1 avocado
2 scallions
2 T cilantro
2 c shredded romaine lettuce

Recipe Directions for Mexican Chicken Salad

  1. To make the dressing, put lime juice in a small bowl. Drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly. Press in the garlic with a garlic press and add chili powder; whisk thoroughly.

  2. In a large bowl combine chicken, tomato, avocado, scallions, and cilantro. Pour dressing over and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until the flavors blend - at least 2 hours.

  3. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and mound chicken salad on top.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 196.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
274
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
77mg
3%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
7.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
28.1g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
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