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Spiced-Up Chicken Salad

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Spiced-Up Chicken Salad was submitted by Iola Egle, McCook, NE.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon finely minced basil
1 tablespoon finely minced mint
3 cloves garlic - divided use
1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
1 large sweet yellow pepper, julienned
1 small cucumber, quartered
2 cups torn lettuce leaves
2 cups torn spinach leaves
2 cups torn red lettuce leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut chicken into thin strips.
  2. In small bowl, mix together lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, basil, mint and 1 clove of the garlic, minced; set aside.
  3. In nonstick frypan sprayed with cooking spray, place jalapeno pepper, remaining 2 cloves garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add chicken and stir-fry about 5 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Remove chicken to large bowl and sprinkle with paprika and white pepper. Add red and yellow peppers and cucumber and toss gently.
  4. In large serving bowl or platter, place lettuce, spinach and red lettuce leaves, well mixed. Arrange chicken mixture on lettuce.
  5. Pour lime-soy mixture into frypan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drizzle over chicken.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.