Sonora Chicken Salad

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Sonoran Spiced Blue Corn Chicken
4-- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 3/4 pounds)
4teaspoons light olive oil, divided use
1/2cup finely crushed blue corn tortilla chips
2tablespoons finely chopped pepitas (raw pumpkin seed kernels)
1 1/2teaspoons ground cumin
1teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1teaspoon brown sugar
1/2teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2teaspoon chili powder blend
1/2teaspoon coarse salt
Jicama Avocado Toss
3/4cup diced seeded tomatoes
3tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
2tablespoons minced red onions
1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1teaspoon light olive oil
1teaspoon finely minced jalapeno pepper
1/4teaspoon seasoned pepper
1/4teaspoon coarse salt (or to taste)
3/4cup diced peeled jicama
1small ripe, firm Hass avocado, peeled and chopped
Garnish, as desired
-- fresh cilantro
-- pepitas
small red, green and orange chile peppers

Instructions

Pat chicken dry; lightly spread 1/4 teaspoon oil over each chicken breast. Combine crushed corn chips, pepitas, cumin, cocoa, oregano, sugar, garlic pepper, chili powder and salt; mix well. Place on a flat plate; dredge chicken pieces in mixture to coat well.

Heat remaining oil (3 teaspoons) in a large (12-inch) oven-proof skillet. Place chicken in skillet, presentation side down. Cook over medium to medium-high heat about 5 minutes, turning once, or until coating crisps. To finish, place skillet in preheated 425F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile prepare jicama avocado toss: In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, onions, lemon juice, oil, jalapenos, seasoned pepper and salt; mix well. Just before serving add jicama and avocados; toss gently and adjust seasonings, if desired.
Place chicken on serving platter; top or serve with jicama avocado toss. Garnish with cilantro, pepitas and chile peppers, as desired. Serves 4.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 320 other followers