Cilantro Chicken Salad

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This easy chicken salad recipe is made with scallions, cilantro with a hint of lime. It’s a tasty twist on traditional chicken salad with some Latin flavor!

This easy chicken salad recipe is made with scallions, cilantro with a hint of lime. It's a tasty twist on traditional chicken salad with some Latin flavor! Cilantro Chicken Salad

I’m cutting back on my carbs this week, so I thought serving this in a hollowed out tomato would be a great way to eat this for lunch, but you could also serve this in an avocado half (yum!), on a bed of greens, or enjoy this on toasted whole grain bread. I like to keep chicken salad on hand for quick weekday lunches. Some favorites are Dill Chicken Salad and Ranch Chicken Salad.

How to Make Chicken Salad:

This chicken salad recipe is super easy to make and took me all of 15 minutes to make if your chicken is already cooked. I typically make my chicken salads from supermarket rotisserie chicken or leftovers when I roast a chicken myself.  It makes for a juicy, tender chicken salad with minimal effort. If you don’t want to use a rotisserie chicken, you can also cook the chicken breasts yourself if you wish, in the slow cooker or poach it on the stove. Finally to serve, this can be in a wrap, over lettuce, make a chicken melt or stuffed in a tomato or avocado!

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This easy chicken salad recipe is made with scallions, cilantro with a hint of lime. It's a tasty twist on traditional chicken salad with some Latin flavor!
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Cilantro Chicken Salad

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3
1
SP
163.5
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
This easy chicken salad recipe is made with scallions, cilantro with a hint of lime. It's a tasty twist on traditional chicken salad with some Latin flavor!

Ingredients

  • 7 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise, full fat for Keto
  • 1 small scallion, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon chile powder
  • low sodium chicken broth, check labels for Keto or use bullion

Instructions

  • Combine chicken, mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chile powder.
  • Add a little chicken broth if chicken seams too dry, 1 tbsp at a time.

*To Poach:

  • Cover chicken breast in broth in a small pot, add water if it doesn't cover the chicken.
  • Add salt and pepper, a piece of celery and it's leaves (you could add herbs like parsley, garlic, onion, or whatever you want) and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover tight and let it sit for 15-20 minutes or until thickest part of the breast registers 160 degrees.
  • Chicken will be cooked through. Let it cool and cut into small cubes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2, Calories: 163.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 6g, Fiber: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 4
Keywords: chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, Cilantro Chicken Salad