When you need something new and different, you should try out this Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad with Mango Avocado Salsa. There is a lot of flavor packed into this salad, and it will surely impress anyone who tries it.
The mixture of avocados and mango bring a unique taste that will have all your guests asking "Ceasar Who?". This recipe is going to become a quick favorite for sure!
For the marinade/dressing
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
For the salad
- 4 chicken thigh fillets, skin removed (no bone)
- 5 cups romaine lettuce leaves, (washed and dried)
- 1 red pepper, sliced
For the mango salsa
- 1 large mango, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 green onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- Extra cilantro leaves to garnish
- Red chili flakes, to garnish
Whisk together all the ingredients for your marinade in a bowl.
Pour about 1/3 of the marinade onto the chicken and let sit for at least 15 minutes or up to two hours. Refrigerate the rest of the marinade to use as dressing for your salad.
In a bowl, mix together the mango and avocado with the green onions. Use two tablespoons of your dressing you already prepared and stir it in.
In a skillet, cook your chicken with one teaspoon of oil until it's ready and then take it off the heat.
Use your skillet to grill your peppers with a bit of olive oil.
Now you are ready to prepare the salad! Start by slicing your chicken into strips, then add your sliced peppers and mango-avocado salsa to the lettuce. Top with your sliced chicken strips and then drizzle the remaining dressing on top. Sprinkle the extra cilantro and red chili flakes if you choose and then you are ready to serve!
The flavorful and tasty salad is going to surprise everyone and quickly become their new favorite!