capital chicken salad

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  • add   4 tablespoons bottled tomato salsa
  • add   4 teaspoons sour cream
  • add   28 blue corn tortilla chips
  • add   1/2 cup Spicy Lime Dressing: recipe follows
  • add   1 head Romaine lettuce, cut in thin strips
  • add   2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, diced
  • add   2 avocados, peeled, diced
  • add   4 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • add   1 cup garbanzo beans, drained
  • add   Marinade: recipe follows
  • add   4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


  1. Place chicken in Marinade and refrigerate about 4 hours. On prepared grill, cook chicken about 10 minutes, turning once, or sauté in heavy frypan sprayed with vegetable spray. In large bowl, mix together garbanzo beans, chilies, avocados, tomatoes, lettuce and Spicy Lime Dressing; gently toss. On individual plates or bowls, arrange 6 tortilla chips around edge with portion of salad mixture in center. Cut each chicken breast half into 4 or 5 strips and place on top with l tortilla chip in center topped with 1 teaspoonsour cream and l tablespoon salsa. Makes 4 servings.Marinade: In blender, place 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice, 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 4 cloves garlic, 4 tablespoons ground chili, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin. Blend until smooth.Spicy Lime Dressing: In blender, place 1/4 clove garlic, 1/2 shallot, 1/2 teaspoon ground chili, 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 3/4 teaspoon pureed ancho chili, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Process on medium speed, slowly adding 1/2 cup peanut oil.

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