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Mexicali Chicken Caesar Salad

(Family Features) On weeknights packed with errands and activities it's smart to be well-stocked with simple dinner solutions.

A satisfying salad makes a great quick, convenient meal. So throw on your sombrero and try this recipe for Mexicali Chicken Caesar Salad, a new spin on the classic Caesar that the whole family will love.

Save time by using cooked chicken - you can use rotisserie chicken coated with a packet of taco seasoning mix. You could also use leftover grilled or baked chicken instead. Prepare a chili- Caesar-style dressing, complete with the key Caesar ingredient, raw eggs.

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Just toss the spicy dressing with romaine lettuce, top with the chicken, and a sprinkling of cheese, tomatoes and tortilla chips.

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Mexicali Chicken Caesar Salad

  • 2 Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 10 tortilla chips, coarsely crushed

    1. Place eggs, lemon juice, chili powder and garlic into bowl of food processor; process 30 seconds or until combined. With processor running, add oil in slow, steady stream until well combined. Add Parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper; process until combined. Set aside.
    2. In medium bowl, combine chicken and taco seasoning.
    3. Place romaine in large bowl. Toss with dressing to coat lightly; divide among six salad bowls or plates. Top with equal amounts chicken, tomato, cheese and tortilla chips. Serve immediately.

Preparation Time
30 minutes

Calories: 305g     Total Fat: 21g
Cholesterol: 124mg     Protein: 20g
Carbohydrates: 10g     Sodium: 679mg

Makes 6 servings

SOURCE: Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs

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