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Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad Copycat Recipe
Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Salad
Calories: 850
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)

Menu Description: "Fajita-marinated chicken, corn relish, mixed cheese, cilantro, diced tomato and crispy tortilla strips. Garnished with a chipotle-ranch drizzle and cheese quesadilla wedges. Served with our citrus-balsamic dressing."

I'm a happy camper on a Saturday afternoon when diving into one of these big salads, served up with a Presidente Margarita to help relieve my hangover from a Friday night hoo-ha. For the last several years, this has been the go-to salad when you're dining at Chili's. The chicken marinade is delicious, the corn relish is a great touch, and the citrus-balsamic vinaigrette totally rocks. And where else can you get a salad that includes slices of cheese quesadilla on the side? I love it. If you're a fan of the original, this 4-serving clone will bring it home.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur

4 skinless chicken breast fillets

Fajita Marinade
Submitted on: 11/23/08
Everyone I have ever made this for LOVED it. Everyone asks for the recipe. TSR has gotten lots of new customers due to this salad.
Submitted on: 11/05/07
Best salad I have ever had!!!!
Submitted on: 09/14/07
I LOVE this salad at Chili's and requested it from TSR. We live in Japan and I have been missing Chili's. I was so excited to try it. Tonight I made it for friends and we all loved it. Everyone agreed that the recipe is great as is, no changes needed. You could probably half the amount of balsamic dressing, it makes way more of the balsamic dressing than needed. It was AWESOME. Thanks TSR.