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1.06.2011

Bajio Chicken Chile Salad


It's amazing how many 'copycat' Mexi-grill recipes that are out there in the food blogging world! I've tried a few of them and have thought they were awesome, but this Bajio Chicken one is HANDS DOWN the best one I've tried so far! It tastes exactly like the one from Bajio's. Exactly!!
I'm a big fan of Bajio's, but Im also a big fan of Cafe Rio and Durangos. Sometimes I get in a certain 'mexi-grill' mood and just crave one in particular. When I was pregnant with Kallen I craved Bajios all the time! I love it, I like the flavor a lot!
I tried to copy the whole salad that they serve there when I made this chicken tonight. I served it with the delicious 'TortillaLand' Tortillas that you have to heat up on the stove (YUM), and topped it with chopped romaine lettuce, corn, the delicious chicken and the crunchy tortilla strips! It was amazing : )



BAJIO CHICKEN CHILE SALAD
Recipe from: Real Mom Kitchen

4 large boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
1/2 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 (4 oz) can diced Green chilies
6 ounces of Sprite ( 1/2 a can)


Throw all of the ingredients in a crockpot. Heat on low for 5-6 hours. Shred chicken and let simmer for another hour! Easy peasy : )

To make the Bajio Salad:  Heat a tortilla on a skillet. Place cooked tortilla in a bowl. Add chopped fresh lettuce, corn and cheese and then add chicken on top! Serve with tortilla strips, cilantro and dressing of your choice.
























13 comments:

(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar said...

Holly you are right we do have the same taste in foods this is one of my favorites. I have been needing to put up my version of cafe rio copy cats for a while now. thanks for sharing... now I have a new craving!

Kay Heritage said...

O, dear me! This looks so good and healthy! Sprite of all things! Love it.

Sally Darling said...

Not only does this look incredible, but I simply love your new Blog Header! SOOOO CUTE! Oh my gosh!

Sally Darling said...

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Jennifurla said...

Very nice, looks quite tasty...has me craving the same thing now.

Kaitlin said...

Girl these look delicious! I love how they use Sprite too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Mexican dishes and this salad looks delicious! Interesting use of Sprite.

Cheers,

Rosa

MaryBeth said...

Very adorable family you have...I love the pink fridge in your header picture. This dish is amazing, we would love it for sure.

carolinaheartstrings said...

I am definitely going to try this. It looks wonderful and easy.

Jacqueline said...

Sounds great. I have a copycat one of the Cafe Rio pork. I just saw Milagro opened in Orem on 8th North. I will have to try it. They are the original owners of Cafe Rio, I think.

Your photo is gorgeous!

K said...

I love this salad and I am going to try it. Just wondering if you have the Bajio sweet salad dressing recipe they serve this with as standard if you don't know what you want. The ranch dressing they make is good too, but the sweet dressing makes this salad even more amazing.

Holly said...

Hi K! No I dont have that recipe. I wish I did. Sorry!

K said...

Thanks anyway. I am so happy to get this recipe. Thanks for sharing.