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Grilled Chicken, Mango, and Jicama Salad with Tequila-Lime Vinaigrette

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 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
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 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
  • Tortilla strips:
  • 4 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas, cut into (1/2-inch-wide) strips
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 7.3 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 41.9 g
  • carbohydrate 20.1 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 737 mg
  • calcium 71 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare chicken, combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. 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.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°.

  4. 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.)

  5. Prepare grill.

  6. 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.