This delicious and tasty chicken salad is seasoned with fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, and poultry seasoning.



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add chicken. Season with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside and juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to a large mixing bowl.

  • Add celery, red onion, and almonds to the bowl with the chicken. Toss in mayonnaise, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Season with additional salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add additional mayonnaise if salad seems too dry.

  • Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

182.1 calories; 19.9 g protein; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 53.3 mg cholesterol; 98.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic! Perfect blend of ingredients and easily tweakable. This one goes in my favorite file. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic! Perfect blend of ingredients and easily tweakable. This one goes in my favorite file. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is an excellent salad, and I get compliments on it all the time. Here are some notes on what I do. I have an instant pot so I throw a frozen chicken breast on my trivet and cook at high pressure and high heat for 30 minutes till done. Then I pull out my KitchenAid, either my stand mixer or hand-held one whichever one suits my fancy that day, then beat the out of the chicken to make it shredded. I like the shredded chicken texture better than chunks. Also, always use Duke’s Mayonnaise, it takes this recipe to the next level when you have a good Mayonnaise. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Thai was really good. My wife is not a fan of traditional chicken salad so I tried this one and was really impressed. I did leave out the almonds. Would definitely make again.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was excellent. I used leftover chicken breasts that we had grilled the night before, so cut down on some of the prep time. I used about 1/4-1/2 tsp of Goya Adobo seasoning instead of the salt (Goya Adobo seasoning is a Mexican season salt available at most grocery stores). I also added a cubed avocado. I could tell from reading the recipe that it would be good, but the flavors really come together well. A nice update to regular chicken salad, will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just loved this! I was growing cilantro and trying to find recipes to use it. This was perfect! I suggest toasting the almonds in a dry fry pan for a few minutes as they become much more flavorable. I increased the cilantro and the celery. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic recipe and simple to make. I did about 2-3 times the cilantro and used italian dressing with salt and pepper for the chicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It’s really good, but not as visually appealing as I thought. But yummy. I did used more mayo and the juice from one lime. I think next I may try it with rotisserie chicken from the store. Read More