Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cafe Rio Chicken Salad

Oh how I love Cafe Rio's salad. I love the pork and chicken. This time I made my mom's recipe for the chicken...next time I will share the pork recipe. This does take a little time and preparation, but it is SO SO good...and if you don't live in Utah or close to a Cafe Rio this can hold you over until you get a real salad from there:)

Chicken Mixture
5 chicken breasts
1 bottle of Italian Dressing
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 garlic cloves-minced
Put chicken in crock pot, and then pour seasonings and dressing over it. Cook for 4-6 hours on low.

Tomatillo dressing
1 package of ranch dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup milk
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro
3 tomatillos
2 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno (I took out the seeds)
Put in food processor or blender and blend. Put in the fridge and let chill.

Do as much rice/water that you need for your family. I usually do three cups of both.
Once the water boils, add the rice and the following ingredients.
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 garlic cloves-minced
1 can diced green chili's
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup chopped onion

As for the salad...
1 head of lettuce chopped
1 Romain lettuce chopped
2 tomatoes-diced
tortilla chips
Parmesan cheese
1 can black beans-rinsed and drained
tortillas-sprinkled with cheese-warmed up

Start with tortilla, then add rice, beans, chicken, lettuce, tomato, chips, cilantro, chips Parmesan, cilantro, and then drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!


Carrian said...

we have the same one!!! So delicious!!!!!

michelle said...

Tried it and loved it! You have so many good recipes - I love your blog! Thanks for going public!