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California Chile Chicken Salad

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3   Dried California chiles
1 cup 237mlLow-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon 15mlLime juice
2   Garlic cloves - minced
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlSalt
4 cups 250g / 8.8ozDiced cooked chicken
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozChopped onion
1 cup 110g / 3.9ozChopped celery
1 cup 237mlJicama strips
1   Serrano chile - chopped
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped cilantro
  Chopped cilantro - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Put dried chiles in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until chiles are tender, about 15 minutes.

Drain, cut chiles in half and remove stems and seeds. Coarsely chop chiles. Puree chiles, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic and salt in blender until smooth.

Toss together cooked chicken, onion, celery, jicama and serrano chile. Stir in chile mayonnaise until thoroughly mixed. Stir in cilantro. Cover and chill 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Garnish with additional chopped cilantro.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 541 calories; 973 mg sodium; 165 mg cholesterol; 35 grams fat; 16 grams carbohydrates; 42 grams protein; 0.90 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 08-25-1999


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