Chili Crusted Grilled Chicken Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing

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This grilled chicken salad has a nice kick to it! I like to serve it with a Cilantro-Lime dressing.

"The chicken marinade is awesome. That is going into my staple. Thank you!"

- cassysim


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1 -- Salad --
2 Lemons
1 tablespoon Garlic; minced
1.5 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Chili powder
0.5 teaspoon Cumin
1 pound Chicken breasts; skinless, boneless
2 head Romaine; chopped
0.125 cup Monterey jack cheese; shredded
0.125 Cheddar cheese; shredded
2 Roma tomatoes; chopped
1 -- Cilantro-Lime Dressing --
0.25 teaspoon Jalapeno pepper; minced
1.5 tablespoon White onion; minced
0.25 cup Fresh lime juice
0.5 cup Olive oil
2.5 tablespoon Granulated sugar
0.5 teaspoon Salt
0.25 cup Fresh cilantro

Original recipe makes 4



To make Lime-Cilantro Dressing: Combine all ingredients except cilantro into a blender and process until it is a creamy consistency. Taste and adjust with sugar, lime or salt to your preference. Add the cilantro and pulse quickly until leaves are finely chopped, but do not overmix, or the dressing will lose its pretty color. Dressing will save for 1 to 2 days in refrigerator.

Make marinade for chicken: Grate 2 teaspoons of lemon rind off of lemons. Slice lemons, and squeeze out 1/4 cup of juice. In a mixing bowl, add lemon rind, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, chili powder, and cumin. Let chicken sit in marinade for 20 minutes.

Grill chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear. Set aside to cool and then slice.

Arrange lettuce in large bowl. Spread out chicken strips, monterey jack cheese, and tomatoes over lettuce and toss lightly with lime-cilantro dressing. Serve additional dressing on the side.


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The chicken marinade is awesome. That is going into my staple. Thank you!
cassysim 7 months ago
Made this salad tonight. I really liked the marinade that was used for the chicken, instead of using the rind and juicing the lemon, I just used 1/4 cup lemon juice that I had on hand. I didn't really care for the lime cilantro dressing, I thought it would be more of a vinaigrette and not a creamy type dressing. It was good, just not for me.   
Lilius13 2 years ago
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CookingPassion 4 years ago
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