Thursday, May 26, 2011



There's no alcohol in the margarita drink mix marinade, but the flavor is all there. Rich avocado and juicy tomatoes add their light fresh flavors to this grilled chicken salad. Loved, Loved this salad!


4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1-1/2 cups margarita drink mix (contains no alcohol)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. finely shredded lime peel
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 medium tomatoes, sliced
2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced
1/2 of a medium red onion, thinly sliced and separated into pieces
1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper


Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade combine margarita mix, cumin, and lime peel. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours. Drain chicken, discarding marinade

For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduced heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Remove chicken from grill; cool slightly.

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, lime juice, and cayenne. Arrange tomatoes, avocados, and red onion on 4 salad plates. Coarsely chop chicken. Add to salads. Drizzle with mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with black pepper.
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This easy recipe is a great choice for a child's first recipe.


1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons corn syrup


In a food processor, combine vanilla wafers with almonds and coconut; process until fine crumbs form. Add powdered sugar and process until blended. Or, pour wafer mixture into a bowl and add powdered sugar.

In microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips and butter. Cook on 50% power for 1 minute, remove, and stir. Continue microwaving for 30-second intervals on 50% power until mixture is smooth and blended.

Stir into wafer mixture along with orange juice, marmalade, and corn syrup.
Form 1" balls. Roll into additional powdered sugar or coconut, then let stand until firm. Store, tightly covered, at room temperature.


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Anonymous said...

The vanilla orange balls sound fabulous. Perfect for the weekend activities. I am off to the grocery this afternoon and will add the ingredients to my list. Thanks.
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TheCrankyCrow said...

I agree - those vanilla orange balls sound wonderful - and different!! Another on my to-try list! (I've just started an "Oodlekadoodle Recipe File!!" :o) Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Health and Beauty said...

Mmmmmm, sounds good. Must try this, thanks for sharing...

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

We love grilled chicken and avocados so this sounds like a perfect summer meal!

Brenda said...

The salad would be great this summer. I always have plenty of tomatoes, love chicken, and am looking for something light. Thanks! :)