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Beer-Garita Chicken Fajita Salad

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Ingredients (21)

  • One 12 oz bottle Blue Moon beer
  • One can of lime-ade concentrate, thawed
  • One can-full (use the empty lime-ade can) of tequila (your favorite brand)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breast meat, cut into 1/2″ strips
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, cut into rings
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Tomato wedges
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mild salsa (or hotter, if you like)
  • 2 T chopped, fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • 1 small can sliced jalapenos (optional)

Great for a hot summer day. Or, pair with tortilla soup in the winter and you have a very hearty meal.

Instructions

  1. 1Mix beer, lime-ade, and tequila together and pour half into a heavy-duty ziplock bag or a large, flat sealable container. (note: drink the other half!). Add the cumin, oregano, olive oil, chili powder, salt/pepper, and chicken strips. Marinate the chicken strips for at least 30 min (up to overnight) in the refrigerator, then remove chicken. .
  2. 2In a large, heavy skillet, saute one medium onion and one diced garlic clove in 1-2 T olive oil until transparent, then add the chicken strips. Cook chicken until done/nicely browned. Set aside to cool.
  3. 3Toss red & green peppers, red onion, and lettuce in a large salad bowl. Top with the avocado, tomato wedges & cooked chicken strips.
  4. 4Mix sour cream, salsa, and cilantro together, then pour over chicken strips/lettuce salad. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos (if you like some heat), and sliced black olives.
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