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Cilantro Chicken Salad

Rated as 4.19 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 230 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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; 8.5 g fat; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 29.3 g protein; 71 mg cholesterol; 1341 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was fantastic. I was a little skeptical at first but was thrilled with the results. I served mine over warm jasmine rice. I will definitely be making this again.

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Oh how I wanted to love you Cilantro Chicken Salad! As a cilantro fan, I thought this would be the best chix salad of my life. Unfortunately, I found that the poaching process didn't add addit...

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Oh how I wanted to love you Cilantro Chicken Salad! As a cilantro fan, I thought this would be the best chix salad of my life. Unfortunately, I found that the poaching process didn't add addit...

This was fantastic. I was a little skeptical at first but was thrilled with the results. I served mine over warm jasmine rice. I will definitely be making this again.

Great, non-mayo, chicken salad. My husband thinks this is the best chicken salad ever (he does not like mayo). I've made it several times to have for lunch with weekend visitors and we just to...

This recipe was very good. I was a bit worried about it being too overpowering, but it wasn't. The shallots and the cilantro go well together. Others mentioned that cooking the chicken in the...

I was looking for a light chicken salad without mayo, and this satisfied. It was delicious tossed with spinach and shredded carrots. I only shredded two chicken breasts into the lime mixture; ...

We really enjoyed this. The flavors are very light and refreshing. This would be a perfect summer supper salad. I ate it over fresh baby greens. The teenagers mixed it into some stir-fried sesam...

I really enjoyed this recipe! Didn't use the anchovy paste but I just don't like anchovies. I added chopped fresh mushrooms and red peppers to the broth mixture and then put the cooked down piec...

WOW! ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!! My entire family liked it! I served it on a tomato basil tortilla wrap with some tomato and avocado, like one review suggested. The chicken was moist and shredded nicely...

I loved this salad. Im a vegetarian so I substituted soy chicken and made it exactly the same way and it turned out great!