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Mexican Chicken Salad

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

GETTING READY
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.

MAKING
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.

SERVING
11) Serve the Mexican Chicken Salad garnished with toasted sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Broiled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

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 mg21.9%

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

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Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe