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Chili Lime Chicken Salad

This tender, juicy, zesty chili lime chicken is perfect for topping your salad! This easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare! Perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Serene



  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Avocado Ranch Dressing


  • Clean the chicken by removing fat, slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner and easier to cook.
  • In a bowl combine the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, cilantro, minced garlic, honey, salt, and chili powder. Stir to mix.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl and coat in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place in heated pan and allow to cook about 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is fully cooked through. Leave in the pan extra time to blacken if desired.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and set on cutting board to let rest for a couple of minutes before slicing.
  • Assemble the salad, layer the lettuce, chicken, tomato, avocado, and drizzle with Avocado Ranch
    . Or any dressing of your choice.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg