One of our favorite salads is Bajio’s Green Chicken Chili Salad. If you get the chance, you need 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 Bajio’s Green Chicken Chili 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.
Bajio's Green Chicken Chili Salad
- 2 chicken breasts marinated, grilled and shredded
- 1 cup green chile chutney
- 1 cup onions caramelized
- 2 cups fresh pico de gallo
- 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
- 1 bag of flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup sweet rice
- 1 can black beans or refried beans
Caramelize two sliced onions in oil. When the onions are cooked, soft and ready, add in 1 cup of the green chili chutney and the cooked shredded chicken. Cook until well mixed together and warmed through.
Assemble your salad: On individual plates with tortillas, pile the mixed greens, a big scoop of the sweet rice, plus black 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.
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I’m so excited for you to try it!