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Honey Lime Salad with Chicken

by elyn_ryn

A Favorite Salad

This is one of my favorite salads! It has a honey-lime dressing and chicken flavored with chili and lime. It is similar to a taco salad but without the edible tortilla bowl, heavy cheese, or sour cream that accompanies many taco salads. It is a healthy, tasty, and beautiful salad.

Rotisserie Chicken

This recipe uses pulled rotisserie chicken as a shortcut. Place it into a nonstick skillet and add fresh lime juice and chili powder. I also use a chili-lime seasoned salt 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 for this recipe, add salt, extra chili powder, and more lime juice to the chicken to compensate.

Use Fresh or Frozen Corn

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 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!

Baby Lettuce

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

Add More Toppings

If you prefer to add more toppings to this salad, consider adding avocado, chopped onions, bell peppers, a few tortilla strips, or a different cheese. If you change the salad dressing, stick with a vinaigrette instead of a heavy mayonnaise-based dressing. Always serve the salad dressing in a small bowl on the side if you want to eat less or test it before pouring it over your salad. Enjoy!

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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
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
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Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
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Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
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Instructions
Salad
  1. Place the lettuce into a bowl. Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese in groups around the bowl.
  2. 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
  1. 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.

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