Spicy Lime Chicken Salad

This spicy lime chicken salad from Eat Spin Run Repeat gives you a good dose of protein and greens. The recipe only takes 20 minutes, and is bursting with flavor. Make sure to thinly cut the chicken so it cooks quickly.

under 15 mins
breakfast lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings


  • 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil

  • 2 boneless skinless raw chicken breasts about 4.5-ounces each

  • 1 lime juiced

  • 0.5 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

  • 0.25 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salad

  • 5 c baby mixed greens

  • 1 c cherry tomatoes halved

  • 0.5 seedless cucumber sliced diagonally

  • 1 mango pit removed, chopped into cubes

  • 2 small green onions sliced diagonally (white and light green parts)

  • 0.5 medium avocado sliced thinly

  • 1 lime optional for garnishing and/or squeezing over salads


  • Place a skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil. When fully melted, add the thinly sliced chicken, followed by the lime juice. Sprinkle the paprika and cumin over top of the chicken and stir occasionally until all the pieces are cooked through.

  • Meanwhile, arrange the greens in 2 bowls. Follow with the cucumber slices, tomatoes, mango cubes, and green onion, lining them up in rows (for extra pretty points!)

  • When the chicken is cooked, distribute it between the 2 bowls. Top with avocado slices and serve with additional lime wedges.


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