Lime-Poblano Chicken Salad

A quick and easy change-up to the traditional chicken salad. I was experimenting when I created this for a light lunch to go on a salad. Can be made mild or spicy! This is not meant to be very creamy, I use it mostly on top of salad or with crackers, but if you'd like a sandwich be sure to add more mayo so it sticks together.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

  • ½ poblano pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons diced onion

  • ¼ lime, juiced

  • teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste


  1. Mix chicken, poblano pepper, cilantro, mayonnaise, onion, lime juice, cumin, white pepper, and salt together in a bowl or a container with a fork. Taste and adjust spices as necessary.

Cook's Notes:

You can use one 12 1/2-ounce can or 2 smaller cans of cooked chicken instead of shredded rotisserie chicken.

You can use sour cream instead of mayonnaise.

You can use an Anaheim chile instead of poblano, or a jalapeno for a spicy kick. Remove membrane and seeds of chiles if you prefer less heat before dicing.

If not serving immediately, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to really let the flavors mix before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
22g Fat
4g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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