Layered Caribbean Chicken Salad

For a tropical theme party or casual buffet, this colorful creation will bring a ray of sunshine.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

4
cups torn romaine lettuce
3
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/2
cups chopped tomatoes
2
ripe medium mangoes, seed removed, peeled and chopped

Dressing

1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/3
cup lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons sugar
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
Red pepper sauce, if desired
  • 1 In 3-quart glass trifle bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, black beans, tomatoes and mangoes.
  • 2 In jar with tight-fitting lid, shake dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad; serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate salad and dressing separately up to 4 hours; drizzle salad with dressing just before serving.

Expert Tips

Mix the flavor of this salad up by substituting fresh mint for the cilantro and pineapple or papaya for the mangoes.

If you don’t have a trifle bowl, toss all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing, or pass the dressing separately.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.