mexican chicken salad bowl

Mexican Chicken Salad Bowl with a Honey-Lime Dressing

I really like eating salads but cannot abide ones that are boring. The simple touch of a marinade on your choice of fish or meat and a zingy interesting dressing can make all the difference. This Mexican inspired chicken salad can be made with whatever salad ingredients you have in the fridge – but the avocado and tomato are Mexican staples. The dressing has classic flavours too with the lime,jalepeno and coriander and uses honey to counteract the sweetness. This is perfect for a healthy supper or lunch on the run.


Serves 1


For the chicken:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil

For the salad:

  • handful salad leaves
  • half red pepper
  • 2 inch piece cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 1-2 radishes
  • half avocado
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • 1 tbsp jarred jalepenos – chopped




  1. Place the chicken breast between two pieces of cling film and bash with a rolling pin until flattened out to an even thickness.Mix all the marinade ingredients together and rub onto the chicken. Put in the oven at 180ยบ for 15minutes (check it is cooked through before eating)


  1. For the dressing place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk thoroughly and set aside
  2. For the salad place the salad leaves in a bowl. Chop all other ingredients how you would like them and arrange on top of the leaves. top with the coriander.
  3. Once cooked slice the chicken, and add to the bowl, topping with a few spoonfuls of dressing.

Happy eating ๐Ÿ™‚





If you’re after some more ‘non boring’ salads why not try this Courgette & Asparagus Saladย or thisย Quinoa Watercess Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad from Tin &Thyme


I’m entering this into Tasty Tuesdays linky over at Honest Mum


10 thoughts on “Mexican Chicken Salad Bowl with a Honey-Lime Dressing

  1. choclette says:

    That looks so beautiful Roz. I’ve been seeing this more oriental way of serving food quite a lot now and I keep thinking I ought to try it. I’m with the others, that dressing sounds scrumptious.


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