Fiesta Lime Chicken Salad

  • Author: Bethany Darwin - Adventures in Partaking
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


This fiesta lime chicken salad is AIP chicken salad at it’s best. The tang of the lime with the sweetness of the strawberries combine perfectly with the avocado and marinated chicken for a chicken salad that you’re going to want to make over and over again. It’s perfect for a simple family dinner, a picnic in the park or for packing in a lunchbox. Make sure you save this recipe for the next time you find yourself craving an AIP chicken salad.


  • 3 limes -juiced – divided
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 large chicken breasts – cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 6-8 large strawberries – diced
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1 large red onion – quartered and sliced


  1. marinate the chicken – cut chicken into bit sized pieces and place in a large zip top bag with the juice of 2 limes, 1 TBSP olive oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt, marjoram and ginger. Massage the marinate into the chicken and set in the fridge to marinate at least 20 minutes or up to several hours.
  2. cook the chicken – heat 1/2 TBSP olive oil in a large skillet and place chicken breast pieces in the hot skillet, turn regularly until chicken is browned on all sides and completely cooked through (about 10-12 minutes total)
  3. chop salad ingredients – avocados, onion, strawberries & cilantro- and place in a large bowl
  4. cut chicken into smaller pieces and add to bowl
  5. toss together
  6. squeeze the juice of remaining lime over the salad
  7. season with up to 1/4 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  8. mix well
  9. serve on a bed of baby spinach (or other greens) or in your favorite wrap