Monday, April 9, 2012

Cilantro Chicken Salad

Ahhh....another holiday in the books. Now is the time to focus on which herbs I want to grow on the back porch. I enjoy fresh salsa, so Cilantro is a logical choice for one of the little clay pots that Mom gave me. Then, maybe some Italian Basil and Lemon Balm for the other two containers. Once upon a time (in 1990, to be exact) the Lakewood Service League put together a great little fund-raiser cookbook. This Cilantro Chicken Salad recipe comes from that Dallas, Texas community cookbook. Enjoy!

Cilantro Chicken Salad
(Holly Greef and Judi Suddereth)

6 skinless chicken breasts
3 C chicken broth
1/2 C fresh lime juice
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 TBSP oil
2 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 C chopped fresh Cilantro
1/2 C chopped red onion
2 small tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 to 3 small chili peppers

Poach chicken breasts in broth. Cool. Reserve 1 C broth, fat removed. Mix all other ingredients with reserved broth. Pour over chicken breasts which have been cut into bite-sized pieces. Marinate at least 4 hours or overnight. Serves 8.

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9 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Sounds delish! Another delightful dish from you. Would love for you to link up to us again this week at Kids in the Kitchen:http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-9/
    Thanks Marcia! Have a blessed week:)

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  3. Love cilantro and chicken! This sounds so refreshing! Please link up to NYOR's Foodie Friday Don't forget to leave a comment!

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  4. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today....http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

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  5. This sounds so yummy. I'm not a big fan of mayonnaise, so I like that this salad is made without it. And I'm a HUGE fan of cilantro!

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  6. Hi Marcia,
    I just love the flavor of Cilantro. This would be a great salad and it is sure starting to be salad season. Hope you don't get any bad weather this week end. Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. You had me at Cilantro! thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! hope to see you again this next week!

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  8. I love cilantro too..is this served cold or can it work warm too? Hot in the winter, cool in the summer? I'm new to your blog...and I love seeing food in a picture before I make it. The picture sell it. Thanks, Mary

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