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


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


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.