Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Wow!  This meal was soooo yummy, with its perfect combo of the chicken, avacodo salsa and cilantro lime dressing.  I had it last night, and I wish I would have made more to eat it again today!  It was that yummy!
Cilantro Lime Chicken
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
Avacado Salsa
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped $
To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing:

2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Special equipment: blender
Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil until smooth. While machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Serve over brown rice as follows:
brown rice
chopped romaine lettuce
cut up chicken
The meal is around 500 calories and serves 4.
found the recipe at myrecipes.com

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious! {and not too tricky... which is very good news for me!} I'm definitely going to have to try this one.


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