Tequila Chicken with Plantain Croutons Recipe

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The plantain croutons and tortilla bowl give this light salad just enough crunch to keep you 'happy.' A nice alternative recipe for Cinqo de Mayo.

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Servings: 2 Servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Cut chicken breast in half, then filet each half, creating 4 smaller medallions. Cut chicken into 1/4 inch strips. In a small bowl, whisk tequila, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken and cover. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the banana croutons. Make sure to use a banana that is not too ripe or it will get mushy. Cut the banana into 1/8-1/4 inch cubes then place the cubes into a plastic container and cover with 2 T of the rub. Place lid on the container and shake until cubes are completely coated. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray, then evenly distruibute cubes onto the sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until crunchy. (Watch carefully as they will burn if left unchecked , due to the sugars in the banana.) Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. Using a tortilla that is room temperature, place it in a large microwave safe ramekin, gently pushing down in the center. Place a smaller ramekin in the center of the tortilla and microwave on high for 1 minute. Allow to cool for 30 seconds then remove from ramekin and set aside.
  5. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Heat the oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add chicken, the squash and saute until completely cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place the tortilla on a plate. Mix lettuce and jicama together and place 1/2 cup into tortilla. Place 1 cup of chicken mixture on top of the lettuce mixture. Add cubed tomatoes, top with croutons and Cilantro leaves.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 247g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 320  
Calories from Fat 108 34%
Total Fat 12.12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.62g 14%
Trans Fat 0.08g  
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 3634mg 151%
Potassium 684mg 20%
Total Carbs 22.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5.9g 20%
Sugars 9.48g 6%
Protein 17.61g 28%
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  • Malli
    Love Tequila in any form but with chicken and plantain the whole package is very tempting.... your dish looks beautiful!

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