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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Salad.

Step 1.
Ingredients for Grilled Chicken
I used McCormick-Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe.)
Chicken tenderloins-400gms
Lime juice-3tbsp
Olive oil-2tbsp
Salt required
McCormick minced garlic-1tsp
McCormick minced onion-1tsp
McCormick ground cumin-3/4tsp
McCormick oregano leaves-3/4tsp
McCormick cilantro leaves-1/2tsp
McCormick coarse ground black pepper-1/2tsp

Method for preparing Grilled Chicken
In a small bowl mix the above said marinate ingredients along with chicken, In ziplock freezer bag add the chicken along with marination and keep in refrigerator for atleast 4 hours( overnight marination is preferable). Preheat the oven at 400 F and place the chicken strips in the center of rack and cook for 20 mins or until chicken is well done.( This is a basic grilled chicken recipe, you can use these grilled chicken while preparing salad, chicken rolls, fried rice or in noodles.

Step 2.
Ingredients for Caesar Dressing
( Courtesy: Paula Deen's Family cookbook)
Olive oil-1/2cup
Anchovy fillets, rinse and dried-4
Lemon Juice-2tbsp
Garlic cloves-2
Dijon mustard-1tsp
Worcestershire sauce-1/2tsp
Pepper to taste

Method for preparing Caesar Dressing
In a blender combine the Caesar dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.

Step 3.
Ingredients for Salad
Broccoli florets-3cups
Pasta-1cup( I used tri-color Rotini)
Grilled chicken( cut into bite size pieces)-2cups
Caesar dressing-1/4cup
Salt and Pepper to taste 

Method for preparing Salad
Cook the pasta in boiling water with salt, when cooked drain them and set aside.
Blanch broccoli florets in boiling water for 3min, when they are 3/4th cooked drain them and add the broccoli florets to ice cold water. Allow them to rest for 5 mins, after 5 mins again drain the florets and set aside.
Next in a large salad bowl add the pasta, broccoli and grilled chicken pieces. Add the prepared caesar dressing and toss everything well, if required season with salt and pepper and serve.



Looks so tempting...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww... what a droolworthy color!!! love to have it as breakfast, lunch and dinner..

Priya said...

Omg,give me that bowl of wonderful looking salad, fabulous!