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Caribbean Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Caribbean Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

“A friend of mine loved the food served at her wedding reception. Afterward, we re-created the menu, including this salad with its refreshing citrus accent.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup thawed non-alcoholic pina colada mix, divided
  • 1 cup tangerine or mandarin orange segments
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 4 pitted ripe olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce

Directions

  • 1. Combine chicken and 1/4 cup pina colada mix. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir chicken mixture over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. Combine the tangerines, celery, pineapple, onion and olives in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and the remaining pina colada mix.
  • 3. Add chicken and romaine to the tangerine mixture; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 298 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.