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Cilantro Chicken Salad

Here's a perfect summer recipe from Linda Schwab-Edmundson, Shokan, New York. A distinctive dressing of cilantro, cumin and lime is refreshing over crisp lettuce and tender chicken. Toss in cherry tomatoes, if you'd like, for color.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken and tomatoes if desired. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 467 calories, 41g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Naeemah
    Feb 20, 2021

    Absolutely delicious salad. I didn't have lime juice, so I used lemon juice instead. Also, I made the chicken version for one of my sons and I made the recipe exactly except with lemon juice with shrimp. SO TASTY. My family loved it!

  • rosomalley
    Jul 28, 2013

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  • CorryB
    Jun 10, 2011

    I added a clove of garlic to the dressing to give it a "kick." It was delicious!!!!

  • Trishelle Tate
    Apr 26, 2011

    I made this salad for a Mexican style church dinner and everyone raved. After talking with my Hispanic co-worker I decide to mix my lettuce with shredded cabbage from a coleslaw mix to make it more authentic and again received rave reviews for a work luncheon. I will definitely be making this again.

  • navetsiuk
    Sep 17, 2009

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