Tortilla Chicken Salad Diabetes Meal Plan Recipe
This tortilla chicken salad is very healthy and makes a great meal. The image shown is not exactly how the salad will look.
3 6-inch corn tortillas
2 small heads romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and torn into bite size pieces (about 8 cups)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 small tomato, seeded and diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsps orange juice
2 tbsps fresh lime juice
2 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
Preheat oven to 450. using a small, sharp knife or scissors, cut tortillas into 1/4 inch strips. Place strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 3 minutes. Place baking sheet on a wire rack and cool completely.
While tortilla strips are cooling, prepare dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, oregano, and hot pepper sauce. Mix well.
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Pour two-thirds of dressing over lettuce. Toss to coat.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken with remaining dressing. Mix well.
Divide lettuce evenly among serving plates; place chicken over lettuce. Top salads with tomato and tortilla strips. Serve immediately.
Nutrition per serving about 1 and 1/2 cups each:
11 grams carbohydrates
11 grams protein
53 mg sodium
4 grams fat
24 mg cholesterol