Ingredients for Grilled Chicken
( I used McCormick-Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe.)
McCormick minced garlic-1tsp
McCormick minced onion-1tsp
McCormick ground cumin-3/4tsp
McCormick oregano leaves-3/4tsp
McCormick cilantro leaves-1/2tsp
McCormick coarse ground black pepper-1/2tsp
Method for preparing Grilled Chicken
In a small bowl mix the above said marinate ingredients along with chicken, In ziplock freezer bag add the chicken along with marination and keep in refrigerator for atleast 4 hours( overnight marination is preferable). Preheat the oven at 400 F and place the chicken strips in the center of rack and cook for 20 mins or until chicken is well done.( This is a basic grilled chicken recipe, you can use these grilled chicken while preparing salad, chicken rolls, fried rice or in noodles.
Ingredients for Caesar Dressing
( Courtesy: Paula Deen's Family cookbook)
Anchovy fillets, rinse and dried-4
Pepper to taste
Method for preparing Caesar Dressing
In a blender combine the Caesar dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
Ingredients for Salad
Pasta-1cup( I used tri-color Rotini)
Grilled chicken( cut into bite size pieces)-2cups
Salt and Pepper to taste
Method for preparing Salad
Cook the pasta in boiling water with salt, when cooked drain them and set aside.
Blanch broccoli florets in boiling water for 3min, when they are 3/4th cooked drain them and add the broccoli florets to ice cold water. Allow them to rest for 5 mins, after 5 mins again drain the florets and set aside.
Next in a large salad bowl add the pasta, broccoli and grilled chicken pieces. Add the prepared caesar dressing and toss everything well, if required season with salt and pepper and serve.