Cafe Rio Chicken Salad

I wanted to keep this recipe safe, where my three toddlers couldn't write all over it. This is extremely time consuming, but well worth all of your efforts. You can find all these ingredients at Walmart. If you have never cooked with tomatillos before try to pick ones that have the "paper wrapper" still attached. Remove this wrapper once home and throughly rinse the tomatillo. They usually are a little sticky, this is normal. Cut out the top of the tomatillo like you would a tomato. I hope you enjoy these recipes!

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6hrs
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directions

  • FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on high 3 hours.
  • Shred chicken with two forks and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • FOR THE RICE:

  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add rice, bouillon, salt, lime juice, and cilantro. Cover.
  • Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • FOR THE BEANS:

  • Add all ingredients to a pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • FOR THE SALSA FRESCA:

  • Finely chop the tomatoes and onion.
  • Add the cilantro and lime juice and toss to evenly coat.
  • FOR THE TORTILLAS:

  • Combine tortilla mix and water.
  • Let rest, covered with a damp towel, at room temp for 15 minute.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet to 400 degrees or medium heat.
  • Roll out tortillas as thin as you can get them.
  • Heat until bubbles form and the tortilla looks dry.
  • Turn. The tortillas should have golden brown spots on each side when they are done.
  • FOR THE TOMATILLO DRESSING:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until well combined.
  • TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER:

  • Line a large bowl with one of the tortillas. Top in layers with rice, beans, chicken, lettuce, salsa fresca, queso, tortilla strips, and the dressing.
  • ENJOY!
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"I wanted to keep this recipe safe, where my three toddlers couldn't write all over it. This is extremely time consuming, but well worth all of your efforts. You can find all these ingredients at Walmart. If you have never cooked with tomatillos before try to pick ones that have the "paper wrapper" still attached. Remove this wrapper once home and throughly rinse the tomatillo. They usually are a little sticky, this is normal. Cut out the top of the tomatillo like you would a tomato. I hope you enjoy these recipes!"
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  1. Elisa
    I wanted to keep this recipe safe, where my three toddlers couldn't write all over it. This is extremely time consuming, but well worth all of your efforts. You can find all these ingredients at Walmart. If you have never cooked with tomatillos before try to pick ones that have the "paper wrapper" still attached. Remove this wrapper once home and throughly rinse the tomatillo. They usually are a little sticky, this is normal. Cut out the top of the tomatillo like you would a tomato. I hope you enjoy these recipes!
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