Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Honey Lime Cilantro Grilled Chicken Salad

Honey Lime Cilantro Grilled Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

6 cloves garlic (minced in food processor)

1-2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Dash cayenne pepper

1) Pound chicken breasts to 1-1.5" inches with mallet so they will grill evenly

2) Place chicken breasts in baking dish

3) For easy clean up---combine all marinade ingredients in food processor

4) Reserve 1/8 cup of marinade on the side

5) Pour remaining over chicken breasts and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes

6) Preheat grill to medium to medium-low

7) Using tongs, allow marinade to drip from chicken breasts before placing on hot grill

8) Grill 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temp reaches 160F

9) Remove from grill to platter, brush chicken breasts with reserved marinade and allow chicken to rest 5-10 minutes before cutting

Honey Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/8-1/4 cup red wine vinegar (optional to add more tang)

2-3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1) Add all ingredients up to cayenne pepper in food processor or blender. Blend until combined.

2) While food processor/blender is running slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified.

3) Add fresh cilantro leaves and give food processor a quick spin to combine.

To Assemble Salad

Mixed Field Greens


Roma tomatoes, diced

Black beans, drained and rinsed

English cucumber, cut in thin strips

Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken Breasts, chopped

Honey Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Tortilla Strips, optional

1) Add all ingredients into a large bowl.

2) Add vinaigrette to taste and toss before serving.


  1. that looks so good and fresh and crisp. And healthy at the same time (bonus points.) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I made this last night, and I have got to tell you I liked it so well I want to make it again tonight!! It is DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for sharing!


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