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Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Make a meal out of this hearty honey lime salad with chicken. It has chili lime-flavored chicken and a honey lime vinaigrette that can be made in advance.

A Favorite Salad

This is one of my favorite salads! It has a sweet and tangy honey-lime dressing and rotisserie chicken flavored with chili and lime. It is like a taco salad without the edible tortilla bowl, heavy cheese, or sour cream. Instead, it is flavored with honey, lime, and chili powder. It is a healthy, tasty, and beautiful salad.

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken for Honey Lime Salad

This recipe uses pulled rotisserie chicken as a shortcut–however, you can cook your chicken another way if desired. Prepare cooked chicken by placing some into a nonstick skillet. Then, add fresh lime juice and chili powder. I also use an optional chili-lime seasoning blend that I shake onto the chicken. Similar chili-lime blends are made and sold by different brands. If you don’t have a chili-lime salt blend, compensate by adding salt, extra chili powder, and more lime juice to the chicken.

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Use Fresh or Frozen Corn for Honey Lime Salad

For the best taste, use fresh or frozen corn for this salad. Only use canned corn if you are in a pinch. Heat the corn in a nonstick skillet with a small amount of olive oil, stirring until cooked, three or four minutes.

Rinse the Black Beans

Use canned black beans for this salad. Drain and rinse them before adding them to the salad. Did you know that by rinsing the beans, you rinse away excess salt used in the canning process?

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Honey-Lime Salad Dressing

This salad has a tangy lime dressing made primarily with honey, fresh lime juice, zest, and olive oil. Easy to mix up, it is ready in minutes!

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Baby Lettuce for Honey Lime Salad

I used baby leaf lettuce leaves in this salad, but it is delicious with other types of lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine.

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Add More Toppings

If you prefer more toppings on this salad, consider avocado, chopped onions, bell peppers, a few tortilla strips, or a different cheese. You can also change the salad dressing. Serve it in a small bowl on the side if you want to eat less, or test it before pouring it over your salad. Enjoy!

Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

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Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

Baby lettuce with chili lime rotisserie chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, tomatoes, and honey-lime vinaigrette
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 706 kcal


  • 4 cups baby leaf lettuce
  • cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • cup fresh corn, stir-fried
  • 6 grape tomatoes, chopped or sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • Generous sprinkling chili powder
  • Pinch garlic powder
  • Pinch cumin
  • ½ small lime, juiced
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon Chili-Lime Seasoning Blend (optional)
Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ lime zested
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Place the lettuce into a bowl. Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese in groups around the bowl.
  • Add the chicken to a nonstick skillet. Add the lime juice, a generous sprinkling of chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and the chili-lime seasoning blend. (If not using the seasoning blend, sprinkle extra chili powder and add a sprinkling of salt.) Heat and stir until the chicken is coated with the spice and is hot. Add the chicken to the salad.
Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
  • Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor (or place them into a canning jar with a lid). Blend all of the ingredients to emulsify the dressing. If using a canning jar to blend the ingredients, add a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously until the vinaigrette is emulsified.


Multiple Servings Vinaigrette Recipe

Use the recipe below to make multiple servings of salad dressing. Store it in the refrigerator for use later. Let it come to room temperature and reblend it after refrigeration. 
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime zested
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor and blend until emulsified. The serving size is about 2 tablespoons. This recipe yields about 12-14 tablespoons.


Calories: 706kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 38gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1027mgPotassium: 1293mgFiber: 10gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 12128IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 325mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Honey Lime Salad with Chicken, Honey Lime Vinaigrette, Salad, Salad Dressing Recipe, Salad Recipe
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