Caribbean Chicken Salad

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by mosma

This is a great summer salad. It's really easy to make, and kids love it. I like to stuff the salad into pitas and serve it like that, but it can stand alone as well.

Top Review by nikkiholloway

Note: Instead of grilling, I chopped the chicken up and sauteed it in the olive oil marinade. Came out great. Next time I will make the marinade stronger, so the flavor comes through more. My 8 yo son and I enjoyed this salad. My son gave it an "A+". My husband however who does not like beans - liked the chicken- but hated the beans, which he described as tasting "liver-ish" I suppose the heavy taste does take away from the fruity, sweet tastes of the rest of the salad. Next time I will hold the beans for my husband. He also doesn't like fruity or sweet marinades on his meat (picker than our son!) but I played with the marinade/dressing so that the sweetness of the honey and lime were balanced with the olive oil and garlic. Next time I will try the marinaded chicken over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk lime juice, honey, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzle in oil, whisking until thickened.
  2. Place 1/4 c dressing in a shallow dish. Add chicken and marinate, covered, in fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Heat grill to medium and oil rack. Grill Chicken for 6 minutes per side, until cooked through, or broil for 5 min per side.
  4. Cool slightly, then cut into 1/2"-thick slices.
  5. Put remaining ingredients and chicken into a bowl. Drizzle with remaining dressing.
  6. Optional: Stuff salad into pitas and serve!

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