We love the Mexican restaurant Bajio in Utah and their Green Chile Chicken Salad is one of our favorites.
One of our favorite salads is served at Bajio Mexican Restaurant. It’s the Green Chicken Chili Salad or Green Chile Chicken (how ever you want to say it. If you get the chance to go there. you will have to try it! It’s always fun to be able to make your restaurant favorites at home, and this salad is definitely on the list. This copy cat salad is the real deal…and a full meal!
To make this copy cat restaurant recipe, there’s a few steps, but it’s so worth your time. Like the homemade creamy cilantro lime dressing…which makes the salad!
To start, you will need to make the green chili chutney. It’s the base flavor to the delicious chicken and caramelized onion mixture.
Have you ever caramelized onions before? The trick is low and slow. A low heat along with a lot of time tossing them around the buttered or oiled pan letting them sweat it out. The sweetness of the onion sure comes out this way.
Green Chile Chicken Salad
The copy cat recipe for Bajio Mexican Restaurant's Green Chile Chicken Salad.
- 2 chicken breasts marinated, grilled and shredded
- 1 cup green chile chutney (see recipe)
- 1 cup onions caramelized
- 1 cup shredded cheese a mixture of cheddar and jack
- 1 head green leaf lettuce washed, dried and chopped
- 1 head red leaf lettuce washed, dried and chopped
- creamy cilantro lime dressing (see recipe)
- 1/2 cup sweet rice
- 1 can black beans or refried beans
- 2 cups fresh pico de gallo
Before you begin, start by making the green chile chutney (see recipe link in post), marinate - grill and slice the chicken, make the cilantro lime dressing and make the sweet rice.
Caramelize two sliced onions in oil. When the onions are cooked, soft and ready, add in 1 cup of the green chile chutney and the cooked sliced chicken. Cook until mixed together well and warmed through.
Assemble the Salads:
On individual plates with warm tortillas, pile on the mixed greens, a big scoop of the sweet rice, plus black beans or refried beans. Add a big scoop of the warm chicken mixture and top with shredded cheese. Finish with a scoop of fresh pico de gallo. Serve with the creamy cilantro lime dressing on the side.
Making This Recipe? Tag us on Instagram: @NoBiggie using the hashtag #NoBiggieRecipes, so we can see what you are making in the kitchen!
I’m so excited for you to try it!