There are a couple of steps you can do ahead: Prepare the citrusy vinaigrette and refrigerate, and bake the tortilla strips and store in an airtight container. If time is tight, substitute baked tortilla chips for the tortilla strips.
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Dash of salt
4 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas, cut into (1/2-inch-wide) strips
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Dash of ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (3 x 1/4-inch) strips peeled jicama
1 cup thinly sliced peeled mango (about 1 large)
1 (5-ounce) bag mixed baby greens
How to Make It
To prepare chicken, combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
To prepare vinaigrette, combine cilantro and next 8 ingredients (through dash of salt) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Chill until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare tortilla strips, place strips in a large bowl. Coat with cooking spray; toss. Combine cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, paprika, and dash of red pepper. Sprinkle over strips; toss well. Spread strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until almost crisp. Remove from oven; cool. (Tortilla strips will crisp as they cool.)
Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices. Combine jicama, mango, and greens in a large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over jicama mixture, and toss to coat. Place 1 1/3 cups jicama mixture on each of 6 plates, and top each serving with 1 sliced chicken breast half. Top evenly with tortilla strips.
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Made this last night, sorely dissapointed. The Chicken was flavorful & juicy but the rest was just ok, nothing to scream about. Jicama is such a bland vegetable, and the mangoe this time of year is unripe, hard & tasteless. To make the chips crispy it took about 5 more minutes in the oven, then if you got dressing on them they were just hard, not crunchy at all. I love making salad for dinner, so next time besides waiting for summer, I will add a bit more lime juice, tequila & honey to the vinegarette party and maybe marinate the jicima as well as using store bought chips.
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