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Fiesta Chicken Tortilla Salad

Celebrate the season with one of our favourite summer salads

  1. 1 whole, boneless chicken breast 1
  2. 1 tbsp. Tabasco 15 mL
  3. vegetable oil for frying
  4. 3 soft corn tortillas, cut in 1/4 inch strips 3
  5. salt
  6. 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1/2
  7. 4 cups romaine lettuce, sliced in strips 1 L
  1. 4 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 60 mL
  2. 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar 30 mL
  3. 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 15 mL
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 125 mL
  5. salt and pepper to taste
To prepare chicken
  1. Cut chicken breast into 1/4 inch strips and toss with Tabasco. Heat oil (1/4 inch deep) until hot in heavy skillet. Fry tortilla strips quickly until golden. Set on paper towel to drain. Season with salt. Pour off all but a little oil and saute chicken for 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.
To prepare dressing
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Place lettuce, peppers and chicken in a bowl and toss with dressing. Serve on individual plates and arrange tortilla strips on top.
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