Lime Chicken-Avocado Salad

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A light, refreshing recipe! It is adapted from a recipe found on one of those cards in the grocery store. Pairs quite well with cilantro lime rice. 1 hour of the prep time accounts for the time needed to marinate the chicken. Add more cayenne pepper if you like it spicy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chop chicken breasts into chunks and place in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, and cayenne pepper and pour half of the mixture over the chicken. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Reserve remaining marinade for later use.
  3. When chicken is ready, spray large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium. Place chicken in pan and discard bag with the marinade inside.
  4. Cover and cook chicken until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes, flipping chicken pieces occasionally.
  5. Combine chicken, avocado, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro in a bowl. Pour reserved marinade over all and mix well.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved this. I don't care for raw onions, so used Garlic Chives from my herb garden. I also added a dash of garlic powder. Didn't notice the garlic flavor, and next time would use a little more cayenne pepper. Served with Lime-Cilantro brown rice.

5 5

Very light and flavorful! I marinated the chicken for about 2 hours and then cooked as directed. I did cook the onions with the chicken (don't like raw onions) and left out the cilantro (do NOT like) but it was still flavorful! I liked that the cayenne pepper didn't make it too spicy since I cannot handle the heat. Will be a good salad to make in the summer when it is too hot to eat anything heavy. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Feb 2010.

4 5

A lovely summer salad! I made as directed but marinated both the chicken and the tomato/onion salad overnight, then cooked the chicken in the morning for lunch at the office. The avocado, onion, and tomato portion was spectacular - but I did feel like the chicken was missing a little something. Perhaps I didn't have quite enough lime juice, or split the marinade evenly and the chicken missed out, because it just tasted a little bland. But the marinade on the fresh tomatoes and onions with some chopped avocado was good enough to eat as a standalone! I will definitely try this recipe again and maybe add a little more cayeene or some red pepper flakes to the chicken to kick it up.