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!
Yield: 2 servings
5 from 8 votes

Cilantro Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 4