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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  1. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  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:
    Thanks Marcia! Have a blessed week:)

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

  4. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today.... (anything food related) and (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

  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!

  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

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

  8. I love cilantro 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