Chili Lime Chicken Salad

This is one easy chicken dinner recipe.  You may have all the ingredients on hand.  It comes together in less than 20 minutes.

chili lime chicken salad

I love this chili lime grilled chicken because it is so easy and has so much flavor.  This recipe makes week night dinners a breeze.

Chili Lime Chicken salad

You can add any toppings you love to this salad.  My personal favorites are zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and avocado.  But throw whatever you have on hand into the salad mixture.  The chicken is the real star of this salad.  The combination of chili and lime is always a favorite in our home.  It just has pizzazz.  For the dressing you can choose your favorite – I just drizzled with a little olive oil and a bit of additional lime juice.  The rest of the family dressed with ranch (per usual!).

chili lime salad

Sit back with a cold beverage and enjoy!

Chili Lime Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 7m
  • Total Time: 17m
  • Serves: 3


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 avocado, option
  • dressing of your choice


  1. Preheat grill pan or grill.
  2. Rub chicken with chili powder, lime zest and salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle olive oil and 1/2 lime juice over the chicken breast.
  4. Place on grill and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until done in the middle.
  5. Place chicken on cutting board for 2 minutes. Squeeze remaining lime juice over chicken and then cut into thin slices.
  6. Add desired amount of lettuce and toppings to each bowl and top with chicken.
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