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Dinner Inspired by Chicken Fajita Salad

When we made Chicken Fajita Salad last week for our Salad Samplers group, I particularly loved the spice rub put on the chicken and the Cilantro-Lime sauce. We were going to have grilled chicken breasts for dinner, so I decided to do a repeat performance of those delicious flavors.

For the two large chicken breasts, I doubled the recipe ingredients for the rub - Olive oil (2T), Chili powder, Cumin, and Paprika (2t each), salt, and pepper to taste. We had marinated the chicken in orange juice for a couple of hours (Emeril says this is a good thing to do, Bill tells me), and then tossed it in with the spice rub. It looked beautiful even before it was grilled!

I made the Cilantro-Lime sauce just as called for in the recipe (it made quite a bit) to serve along with the chicken. We had some ripe avocados, which were perfect with the sauce.

It was delicious! Can you tell by looking just how delicious?
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Along with the chicken, we had salads of arugula, gorgonzola, and toasted pecans with Sweet Raisin Balsamic Vinegar. Another yum!

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Comments (4)

Yes, I can tell by looking how good that chicken was! Perfect color. Yum. And thanks for the marinating in orange juice tip; I want to give that a try.

Marcia:

Perfect, nancy - I had the same thought about the spice rub and plan to use it this summer.

Kim:

Excellent idea!

GMTA! I had the same idea and just yesterday, I used the spice rub on boneless chicken thighs. I also mixed the olive oil with some orange juice and marinated the chicken for a couple of hours. It was deliciously spicy. Your dinner sounds very yummy!

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