I got this wonderful recipe from a friend several years ago. It's a great main dish salad for hot weather. I usually double it for my family so we can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Heidi
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine rice, chicken, tomato, cilantro, green onions, and avocado together in a bowl.

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  • Whisk canola oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder together in a bowl; pour over rice mixture and toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator, about 1 hour.

  • Place lettuce in a serving bowl; top with rice mixture.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; 29.1 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 662 mg sodium. 39.5 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers we ate every single bit of this salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2015
Somewhat bland could use a kick of something. It was okay this hot summer evening but I doubt I'll repeat it for the all the work that went into it. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers we ate every single bit of this salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers we ate every single bit of this salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
Delicious! I cut down on the oil and added black beans and it was still wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
Very tasty good for a light lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2016
This may be our favorite allrecipes dish yet. It's quickly become our summer go to! I'm usually able to make it with leftover rice and produce we just tend to have around the house making the only "cooking" the chicken. I throw 3 chicken breasts in the crock pot first thing in the morning season them heavily with kosher salt freshly ground black pepper cayenne chili powder red pepper flakes and paprika. After 4 hours I put them in a bowl and just pull them apart with forks. I also add a can of rinsed black beans to the mix. Serve it over butter lettuce which is often in abundance in folks backyards in summer. We're big fans. Great easy refreshing summer lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
Loved this recipe! Added cucumber and peppers to the lettuce mix. The dressing is so delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2015
Tried this recipe this past weekend. I like the recipe because it is very nutritious for you. However it is a little on the bland side if you make the salad exactly by the recipe. If I make the recipe again I will add more salt and more lime juice to give it a little more kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Excellent summertime recipe! Made it following recipe with minor changes. Instead of using plain white rice I used some leftover Mexican Rice I had on hand which turned out great and gave it even more flavor. Due to personal preference I cut back the amount of Jalapeno I used to only 1/3 the pepper and the Chili Powder to only 1/4 tsp which was spicy enough for our palates. I also used half the amount of Cilantro recipe called for as I felt entire amount would've given it too strong of a flavor. Husband loved it and said this recipe's a keeper and I agree with him! Update to review: we were only able to eat 1/2 the filling for one meal so I saved the other half to serve the next day. I found the lime juice in the dressing made it a bit sour after sitting a day so in making the dressing the next time I added about 1/2 Tbsp Honey that cut back on the sourness. Much better this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2015
Great recipe! I substituted grilled eggplant for chicken three in a bit of corn and diced red pepper for color. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
I used brown rice olive oil 2 heaping Tablespoons Rotel original canned tomatoes with chili pepper instead of the jalepano in the dressing added some chopped red pepper for color and black olives. Also used lemon juice and zest instead of lime. Served over "Power Greens" Otherwise followed recipe. My husband and I definitely want this in the "regular" rotation. I can see using the dressing with whatever leftover meat and grain and veggies are in the frig. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2015
Somewhat bland could use a kick of something. It was okay this hot summer evening but I doubt I'll repeat it for the all the work that went into it. Read More