Friday, August 05, 2011

Z'Tejas Achiote Marinated Chicken Salad: The Real Recipe...

  • 2 oz. Achiote
  • ½ c. Orange juice
  • ½ c. White vinegar
  • 1 t. Black pepper, ground
  • 1 t. All spice, ground
  • 2 oz. Garlic clove
  • 1 T. Paprika
  • 1 T. Kosher Salt
  • ½ T. Oregano, ground
  • 4-6 Chicken breast with skin

1. Add all 9 ingredients to a blender and blend well.
2. Place all chicken in a large dish. Using gloves, make sure chicken gets thoroughly coated.
3. Marinade 4-6 chicken breast

Cooking chicken breast: Salt and pepper chicken breast and place melted butter down on Teflon skillet top. Place marinated chicken skin side down and place a weight on top. Sear for approx 4 minutes till crispy then turn over. Cook till done then turn on skin side down for approx one minute before slicing.

  • 1 oz. Lettuce shredded 1/8"
  • 1 oz. Red Cabbage shredded
  • ¼ Avocado sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato-small
  • ¼ c. Sweet corn
  • 2 T. Cotija cheese
  • ¼ c. Black beans
  • 2 T. Pumpkin seeds
  • 3 oz. Ranch Vinaigrette
  • 5 oz. Achiote chicken breast sliced
Mix all ingredients in large salad bowl. Pour ranch vinaigrette over salad and mix well so all ingredients are covered.
Dressing recipe:
  • 2 c. Favorite ranch dressing
  • ¼ c. Balsamic vinegar
Mix two ingredients until consistent throughout.

Or, you could go eat it at the restaurant like I did... It's really yummy.


Michelle said...

Please can we have this for a Women's Shelter lunch? I am counting down to them!

Padgett Hoke said...

Yum! that looks delicious!