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Mexican Chicken Salad

with Avocado Cream
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Mexican Chicken Salad

Mexican Chicken Salad - Crisp vegetables and succulent poultry provide for a healthy full meal

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Health Score:
9,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
579
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This salad supplies the muscles with plenty of protein and the vitamin B6, which is important for a healthy protein metabolism.

If you can't get yellow tomatoes, you can use red ones. And if you like it really spicy, you can use more of the chili powder.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie579 kcal(28 %)
Protein51 g(52 %)
Fat31 g(27 %)
Carbohydrates16 g(11 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.8 mg(32 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin31.2 mg(260 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate99 μg(33 %)
Pantothenic acid3.1 mg(52 %)
Biotin19.4 μg(43 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.1 μg(37 %)
Vitamin C70 mg(74 %)
Potassium1,598 mg(40 %)
Calcium199 mg(20 %)
Magnesium158 mg(53 %)
Iron3.5 mg(23 %)
Iodine13 μg(7 %)
Zinc3 mg(38 %)
Saturated fatty acids5 g
Uric acid392 mg
Cholesterol120 mg
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Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
2 large Limes (or 7-8 tablespoons lime juice)
1 teaspoon Guajillo chili powder
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 Chicken breasts
7 ounces Corn
3 large, yellow tomatoes
1 large Kohlrabi
1 Red onion
½ bunch cilantro
salt
peppers
2 ripe Avocados
11 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
2 tablespoons roasted Pumpkin seed
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Cornolive oilPumpkin seedoreganoLimeChicken breast
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Piping bag, 1 Freezer bag

Preparation steps

1.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 1

Cut lime in half and squeeze (it should yield 7-8 tablespoons of juice). Mix 2 tablespoons of lime juice with the chili powder, 2 tablespoons oil, and oregano in a bowl.

2.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 2

Rinse chicken fillets, pat dry and place in a freezer bag. Add the lime-oil mixture, seal the bag and leave for 2 hours in the refrigerator (marinade).

3.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 3

Meanwhile, drain the corn well.

4.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 4

Rinse the tomatoes and cut into quarters, remove cores and seeds and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

5.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 5

Peel and cut kohlrabi into about 1/4-inch cubes. Peel the onion and chop finely. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves, and chop.

6.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 6

Mix corn, tomatoes, kohlrabi, onion and cilantro in a bowl. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice and salt and pepper to taste in another bowl and mix well.

7.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 7

Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Take chicken fillets from marinade and brown on each side over high heat for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 8 minutes.

8.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 8

Place chicken fillets on a plate and let cool slightly. Then cut into 1/2-inch cubes or thin slices.

9.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 9

Halve, stone and peel avocados. Put the flesh of 1 avocado in a small bowl. Mix yogurt, 2 tablespoons lime juice, salt and pepper and puree with an immersion blender.

10.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 10

Rest of cut avocado flesh into 1/2-inch​ cubes and sprinkle with remaining lime juice. Add salt and pepper.

11.
Mexican Chicken Salad preparation step 11

Pipe avocado cream with a piping bag onto plates. Top with the chicken, avocado cubes and corn salad. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and serve immediately.