Tex Mex Chicken Salad

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I was craving a chicken salad sandwich but since I am grain free I didn’t feel like making bread I thought a lettuce wrap or lettuce stalk would go well. Then the next step was getting a slightly jalapeno and taco seasoning flavored chicken breast. So I thought why not braise the chicken and then shredded it. Plus this would make the chicken tender and juicy.  This is a slightly spicy Tex Mex flavored chicken salad.

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*Nutritional Facts is based up on 8 servings are without optional ingredients

Braising liquid

2 pounds chicken breasts

2 cups water

2 cups chicken broth

1/2 piece of jalapeno

1/8 cup salt

1/8 cup taco seasoning

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 lime juices and zested

2 tablespoon maple syrup

1/3 cup of cilantro

Place the piece of jalapeno containing seeds inside a muslin bag for easy removal. In a large pot place chicken, water, chicken broth, jalapeno inside muslin bag, salt, taco seasoning, granulated garlic, lime zest, lime juice, maple syrup and cilantro bring to a boil. Boil until chicken is cooked. Shred chicken add 3/4 cup of braising liquid. This chicken has a slight spice to it.

 

Chicken Salad 

2 lbs shredded chicken

4 tablespoons sour cream

4 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon finely diced jalapeno

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Romaine lettuce

*optional store bought salsa or Pico De Gallo homemade salsa

*optional extra sour cream

*optional slices of Jalapeno

*optional cilantro

To make the chicken salad add all the ingredients into the shredded chicken and blend until combined. Place the chicken salad on a stalk of Romaine Lettuce or add to bread and have a sandwich.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 11 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg 19 %
Sodium 159 mg 7 %
Potassium 27 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 22 g 45 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Karin Fry says:

    Sounds Yummy.

  2. Colleen says:

    I’m going to have to try this recipe out. It sounds amazing!

    1. It is so yummy. Thanks so much for the kind words. Have an awesome day/night!

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