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Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe
|Lemon juice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Jalapeno peppers||2 , seeded, minced|
|Tomato paste||2 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||4 Clove (20 gm), minced|
|Dried oregano||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cumin||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Boneless skinless chicken breasts||1 Pound|
|Leafy greens||3 Cup (48 tbs), thinly sliced (Dark)|
|Sesame seeds||2 Tablespoon, toasted|
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g8.6%
Saturated Fat 0.97 g4.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65.8 mg
Sodium 87.5 mg3.6%
Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.8%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 30 g60.4%
Vitamin A 11.6% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 15.5% Iron 22%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1) In a large, shallow dish, add lemon juice, peppers, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, cumin and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
2) Place the chicken breasta between sheets of waxed paper and pound using a mallet to an even thickness of about 1/3 inch to 1/2 inch.
3) Dredge the pounded meat in the spice mixture to coat all sides.
4) Cover and place the dish in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Flip the meat around every 15 minutes.
5) In a sparsely oiled broiler rack, cook the chicken. Keep the marinade aside.
6) Broil the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side. Let it rest for a while before slicing.
7) In a 1-quart saucepan, add the reserved marinade' Allow it to come to a boil. Cook for 30 seconds longer.
8) In a large serving bowl, lay the greens and pour the hot marinade evenly over it.
9) Toss the greens to coat well.
10) Place the sliced chicken neatly over the greens.
11) Serve the Mexican Chicken Salad garnished with toasted sesame seeds.