A flavorful and light salad to serve as a side or main dish.

Lime Chicken Salad

This chicken has a wonderful lime flavor to it from a quick and easy marinade and it also has such pretty color from the grill marks.

When I have guests over for dinner I like to barbecue a variety of meats and serve them together on a big platter.

It’s a great way to impress guests and it looks appetizing together on a platter.

For this recipe, the lime chicken is served in a salad.

The recipe for this lime chicken is adapted from the delicious Santa Fe Chicken Pizza at The California Pizza Kitchen.

Here are more salad recipes with meat that you may like “Chinese Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing“, “Baked Salmon and Avocado Salad” and “Antipasto Salad with Salami“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Lime Chicken Marinade Ingredients

For the Chicken Marinade – Lime juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, ground cumin, dried red pepper flakes, chopped cilantro and boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Salad – Grilled Lime Chicken, iceberg lettuce, spinach, red (purple) cabbage, carrots, kernels of corn (canned corn, drained), red bell pepper and red onion

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Chicken Marinade:

Marinade for Chicken in Bowl

For the Marinade – In a medium size bowl, add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, cumin, red pepper flakes, cilantro…

Olive Oil in Bowl

…and olive oil.

Mix Marinade for Chicken

Whisk together and set aside.

Cut Chicken Breast

For the Chicken – Then, just for the thickest half of the breasts, slice them from side to side into a “cutlet”.

Here is a helpful article you may like from Serious Eats “How to Cut Chicken Breasts into Cutlets“.

Cut Chicken Breast

To the marinade…

Chicken Breast in Marinade

…add the 6 pieces of chicken.

Marinade Chicken in Bowl

Marinade Chicken in Bowl

Marinate the chicken for about 20 minutes.

While the chicken is marinating, heat up the barbecue grill on medium heat (or skillet if preferred) and cut the salad vegetables.

Lime Chicken on Grill

Grilling the Chicken – On a preheated grill, place the chicken.

Discard the leftover marinade.

Lime Chicken on Grill

Grill the chicken…

Grilled Chicken on BBQ

…until it’s completely cooked through (about 3 to 5 minutes per side).

Grilled Chicken on BBQ

Transfer the cooked chicken from the grill…

Grilled Chicken on Plate

…onto a plate and cover with foil.

Grilled Chicken on Plate

Let the chicken rest while making the salad.

For the Salad:

To each serving bowl or plate add chopped lettuce, spinach, and red cabbage.

Top with shredded carrots, corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, and sliced onions.

Slice the chicken against the grain in a diagonal cut so that the pieces are about ½ thick.

Grilled Lime Chicken Salad

Lay the chicken on top of the salad…

Grilled Lime Chicken Salad

…and serve with your favorite dressing and a side of Easy Garlic Bread.

Grilled Lime Chicken Salad

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Simple Fried Chicken

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Lime Chicken Salad

Grilled Honey and Lime Chicken Salad

A flavorful and light salad to serve as a side or main dish.
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Ingredients

For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half widthwise; then cut the 2 thickest pieces in half lengthwise

For the Salad:

  • 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup kernels of corn
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 medium size red onion sliced

Instructions

For the Chicken Marinade:

  • For the Marinade - In a medium size bowl, add lime juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, cumin, red pepper flakes and cilantro.  Whisk together. 
  • To the marinade, add the 6 pieces of chicken.  Marinate the chicken for about 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is marinating, heat up the barbecue grill on medium heat (or skillet if preferred) and cut the vegetables.
  • Grilling the Chicken - On a preheated grill, place the chicken.  Discard the leftover marinade.  
  • Grill the chicken until it's completely cooked through (about 3 to 5 minutes per side)
  • Transfer the cooked chicken from the grill onto a plate and cover with foil.  Let it rest while making the salad.

For the Salad:

  • To each serving bowl or plate add lettuce, spinach, red cabbage, carrots, corn, red bell pepper, and onions. 
  • Slice the chicken against the grain in a diagonal cut so that the pieces are about ½ thick. 
  • Lay the chicken on top of the salad and serve with your favorite dressing.

The recipe for this lime chicken is adapted from the delicious Santa Fe Chicken Pizza at The California Pizza Kitchen.