Chili's Grilled Caribbean Salad
By Todd Wilbur
Menu Description: "Grilled, marinated chicken breast, mixed greens, pico de gallo, pineapple chunks, tortilla strips & honey-lime dressing."
Larry Levine started building his chain of Chili's restaurants in Dallas in 1975. At that time, Chili's was basically a hamburger joint with a gourmet touch, dining room service and booze. Even though the menu then offered only eleven items, the restaurant was so popular that the throngs of hungry customers waited patiently in lines extending into the parking lots. This caught the eye of persuasive restauranteur Norman Brinker, who, in 1983, convinced Larry to sell his chain of Chil's restaurants, which by then had grown to a total of thirty.
Before Norman had stepped into the picture, more than 80 percent of Chili's business was in hamburgers. Today a much larger menu reflects the current trends in food, and salads are some of the best-selling items. These days the Grilled Caribbean Salad with the tasty honey-lime dressing is the salad of choice.
Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.
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- 1/4 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup honey