Margarita-Grilled Chicken Salad

There's no alcohol in the margarita drink mix marinade, but the flavor is all there. Rich avocado and juicy tomatoes add their light fresh flavors to this grilled chicken salad recipe.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Marinate:
2 hrs
Grill:
12 mins
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Margarita-Grilled Chicken Salad

Ingredients
4
medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2
cups margarita drink mix (contains no alcohol)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons lime juice
1/8
teaspoon cayenne pepper
4
medium tomatoes, sliced
2
medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced
1/2
of a medium red onion, thinly sliced and separated into pieces
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade combine margarita mix, cumin, and lime peel. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours. Drain chicken, discarding marinade
  2. For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduced heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Remove chicken from grill; cool slightly.
  3. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, lime juice, and cayenne. Arrange tomatoes, avocados, and red onion on 4 salad plates. Coarsely chop chicken. Add to salads. Drizzle with mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with black pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Margarita-Grilled Chicken Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 584 kcal cal.,
  • 38 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 15 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 92 mg chol.,
  • 241 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 36 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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