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    Baja Chicken Salad With Taco Vinaigrette

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    37 mins

    30 mins

    7 mins

    Christmas Carol's Note:

    This is a deliciously different type of taco xalad which includes chicken, avocado, and a tantalizing taco-flavored dressing. It's a very classy salad and a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner. Blue tortilla chips accompanying this dish adds the final touch of authentic Mexican flair!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine the taco seasoning mix, light brown sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, and cider vinegar; blend well.
    2. 2
      Place chicken pieces in a medium, shallow bowl.
    3. 3
      Pour 1/2 cup of the seasoning mixture over the chicken.
    4. 4
      Reserve remaining mixture for the dressing.
    5. 5
      In a medium skillet, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
    6. 6
      With a slotted spoon, remove chicken from seasoning mixture and discard remainder of mixture.
    7. 7
      Add chicken to the skillet, cooking and stirring for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
    8. 8
      In a large bowl, combine the baby greens, grape tomatoes, and red onion.
    9. 9
      Add reserved seasoning mixture and toss to coat.
    10. 10
      On a serving platter, arrange salad mixture and top with chicken, cheese, sour cream, avocado, and black olives.
    11. 11
      Arrange blue tortilla chips around the salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 06, 2008

      55

      The salad dressing is a unique addition to this taco salad. I used already cooked and shredded chicken that I marinated in the dressing for several hours. Nice on a warm summer evening.

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    • on July 12, 2013

      45

      I made half this recipe for 2 of us and it is very good. I used cooked chicken so I 'marinated' the cubed chicken with half the vinaigrette until I was ready to put the salad together. We did individual salads and I can't imagine displaying/serving the salad as shown. It's a fabulous presentation but how can you get all of what you want onto your plate/bowl? I actually added a little salsa but it didn't need it. Cubed Avocado would be better than sliced for individual salads. Also more olives than called for.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baja Chicken Salad With Taco Vinaigrette

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 649.0
     
    Calories from Fat 459
    70%
    Total Fat 51.0 g
    78%
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    59%
    Cholesterol 102.3 mg
    34%
    Sodium 1023.9 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    24%
    Sugars 8.0 g
    32%
    Protein 31.6 g
    63%

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    mixed baby greens

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