Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad Recipe

Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad Recipe

How To Make Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Cilantro and lime are a perfect match in this chicken salad, as they add a bright freshness that’s hard to top. Whip up a serving in just 30 minutes!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



For Marinade Dressing:

  • ½cupolive oil
  • 3tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • ½tsplime zest
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspsalt

For Salad:

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 2romaine lettuce heads,roughly chopped
  • 1red bell pepper,cubed
  • 1red onion,sliced
  • 1cupmango salsa,optional


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for marinade dressing.

  2. Marinate the chicken in half the dressing for 10 minutes, reserving the rest for the salad.

  3. Heat a grill pan and place the chicken breasts on it. Cook on each side for 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes and then slice.

  5. In the same grill pan, add the red bell peppers and onions along with a tablespoon of the dressing and grill on high heat till lightly charred. Remove and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Place roughly torn romaine lettuce at the bottom of the bowl. Place the red bell peppers, onions, chicken and mango salsa on top. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

  2. Toss, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 553.95kcal
  • Fat: 38.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.48g
  • Fiber: 9.27g
  • Sugar: 13.39g
  • Protein: 29.50g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 1141.83mg
  • Calcium: 157.75mg
  • Potassium: 1366.54mg
  • Iron: 5.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 1470.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 56.44mg
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