1.31.2008

Cafe Rio Recipes

Penny emailed this to me the other day so I thought I would throw it on here for all to enjoy.
CAFÉ RIO STYLE CHICKEN SALAD

It makes 8 servings; it’s brand specific for weight watchers fans, if followed exactly each serving is 6 points. Enjoy!!!

LIME RICE:
1 cup dry rice cooked in 2 cups Swanson’s 100% fat free Chicken Broth
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
2 tbsp. lime juice
½ tsp. kosher salt
Combine all ingredients and cook in Rice cooker.
2 tbsp. minced cilantro (optional, add after cooking)
(yields 8 (1/4 cup) servings)

CHICKEN:
4 chicken breasts
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 cans diced green chilies
1 can (small) green enchilada sauce
1 tsp. cumin
Kosher salt to taste
Combine in slow cooker and cook on low 10-12 hours (meat will shred itself from the moisture)
(yields 8 (1/2 cup) servings)

BLACK BEANS:
2 15.5 OZ. cans Great Value black beans
1 tomato chopped
½ onion, chopped
½ bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic minced
½ tsp. kosher salt
Combine and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes
(yields 8 (1/2 cup) servings)

LETTUCE:
16 cups, chopped (or shredded)

PICO DE GALLO:
2 tomatoes
½ onion
¼ to ½ green bell pepper
A few springs of cilantro
Kosher salt to taste
Chop all, mix together, and refrigerate at least 1 hour
Option add lime, garlic salt and salt

DRESSING:
1 (8 oz.) bottle hidden Valley fat free ranch dressing/ or hidden valley dry packet (it needs to be made)
1 tbsp. lime juice
3 to 4 tomatillos (quartered)
1 to 2 crushed garlic cloves
¼ to ½ cup un-chopped fresh cilantro
Combine in blender. Blend until smooth, refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
(8 servings, 2 tbsp)

TO SERVE:
Layer 2 cups lettuce, ¼ cup rice, ½ cup Chicken, ½ cup beans, and 2 tbsp. Pico de Gallo. Top with 2-3 tbsp. of dressing and enjoy!

1 comment:

Sha said...

My FFFFAAAAVVVVOOOOORRRRRIIIITTTTEEEE!!!!
Thanks.