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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grilled Margarita Chicken Salad

We made and greatly enjoyed this salad tonight. It has the perfect balance of veggies and fruit and is fresh and light while still being satisfying. The original recipe was delivered to our email inbox through the Betty Crocker newsletter. (You can receive a similar service when you sign up for the Pillsbury and Bisquick newsletters.)

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Here's our slightly altered version of this recipe.

Grilled Margarita Chicken Salad

1/2 cup frozen (thawed) nonalcoholic margarita mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 lb)
6 cups bite-size pieces
assorted salad greens
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 medium mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.

2. To make dressing, in small bowl, stir margarita mix, oil and vinegar with wire whisk until well blended. Measure 1/4 cup dressing for basting chicken; reserve remaining dressing for serving.

3. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with 1/4 cup dressing, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. (The burner needs to be replaced on our grill, so I actually broiled the chicken breasts in the oven after pounding them to make them a little thinner. They cooked about 8 minutes on each side.)

4. Cut chicken into slices. In large bowl, toss salad greens, chicken and strawberries; divide among 4 plates. Arrange mango and avocado around each salad. Sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle with reserved dressing.

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Blogger Selina said...

Yum! That looks delicious. Thanks!

May 5, 2009 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Pami said...

looks really good thanks for sharing

May 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Love the frozen margarita idea. Thanks.

May 12, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Hoosier Homemade said...

Oh, Wow! That salad sounds awesome! My hubs and DS #2 would love it.
Thanks for sharing!

May 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

that looks good too, I always forget how good fruit is in a salad!

May 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

this salad looks awesome! All the things I love! thanks for sharing the recipe!

May 12, 2009 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Looks really good, its a great time of year to be eating salads.

May 12, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Marie {Make and Takes} said...

This looks yum! And with mangoes, delish. Great recipe.

May 20, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

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