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Grilled Honey and Lime Chicken Salad

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.

On the serving platter I’ll have this delicious lime chicken in the half-breast sizes as shown below, a quick and easy cut of steak like flap meat, and for a final touch I’ll include some shrimp.

It’s a great way to impress guests and it looks sooo 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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More Recipes with Chicken You May Like:

Lime Spicy Chicken with Black Beans

Roasted Blackened Chicken

Simple Fried Chicken

Easy Chicken with Black Beans

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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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Prep Time: 28 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad, Lime Chicken
Servings: 2

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.

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    8 Comments

    1. would love to make this at home,,though i wonder what would be the best substitute for Worcestershire sauce?? Would i be missing much if i don’t put that sauce at all? Cuz i don’t think its even available here,,, Helloo from Maldives! LoL :]

      • Hi Miru, it should be just fine without the Worcestershire sauce. I recall once that I forgot to add it and it tasted delicious. Have a great day!

    2. Hi Brandy, great question. Lime is an acid like lemon juice and tomato juice. After about 2 hours acid-based marinades will break down the protein in the meat and make it tough. It’s best to marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes to an hour before cooking so that the meat will be tender. But, you can make the marinade ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put the chicken in it.

      • Hi Brandy, Great! I’m so glad you let me know. I’m sure others had this question too. Have a great rest of the week.

    3. Looks delicious! Makes me wish I had a grill…

      • Hi Jen, I’ve tried cooking this chicken recipe in a skillet before and it just wasn’t the same as on a grill. But it might be good cooked under a broiler. I’ll have to try this to see how it tastes.

    4. I never see CPK’s around anymore here. Not sure why because they did have some good pizza. Great idea coming up with a salad variation of one of their popular pizzas. I have bookmarked this-your pictures look stunning.