Cilantro Chicken Salad


This is my twist on a recipe I found for the traditional chicken salad but without the mayo! It's best served in a wrap with lettuce and tomato or over your favorite green salad. I have found it's also very easy to make even lighter by using fat-free broth, lite soy sauce, and sugar substitute - none of which affects the taste!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 shallots, chopped


  1. Place the lime peel, soy sauce, and chicken broth in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet, and bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Shred chicken, and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, anchovy paste, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir in garlic, cilantro, shallots, and chicken. Mix well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1341mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* 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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