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Layered Caribbean Chicken Salad

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For a tropical theme party or casual buffet, this colorful creation will bring a ray of sunshine.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

4
cups torn romaine lettuce
3
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/2
cups chopped tomatoes
2
ripe medium mangoes, seed removed, peeled and chopped

Dressing

3
tablespoons olive or canola oil
1/3
cup lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons sugar
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
Red pepper sauce, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart glass trifle bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, black beans, tomatoes and mangoes.
  • 2 In jar with tight-fitting lid, shake dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad; serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate salad and dressing separately up to 4 hours; drizzle salad with dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 220
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 210mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Mix the flavor of this salad up by substituting fresh mint for the cilantro and pineapple or papaya for the mangoes.

If you don’t have a trifle bowl, toss all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing, or pass the dressing separately.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/10/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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