Thursday, July 15, 2010

Margarita Chicken Salad

Did you ever think to use a drink mix as a marinade?  Well, surprise surprise!

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 C margarita drink mix (without alcohol)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 C mayonnaise
2 T lime juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
4 med. tomatoes
2 med. avocadoes, halved and sliced
1/2 med red onion, sliced

1.  Place chicken in a plastic bag set in shallow dish.  In bowl combine margarita mix, cumin, and lime zest.  Pour over chicken; seal bag.  Regrigerate 2 - 8 hours.  Drain marinade and discard.
2.  Grill chicken for 12 - 15 minutes turning once halfway through grilling.
3.  In med. bowl combine mayonnaise, lime juice, and cayenne.  Slice or cube chicken.  Add to mayonnaise mixture.  Gently toss.  Line plates with tomato slices.  Top tomatoes with chicken, avocados, and red onion.  Sprinkle with black pepper.

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