Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad

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Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

It’s been a chilly winter here in Atlanta, but with spring around the corner my body has been craving crisp and cool salads. If I had to calculate how many salads I’ve eaten over the past 10 years, it would look something like this: 10(365 x 2). Now I’m not going to do that math, but do you see how much experience I have with the art of salad making?

The perfect salad has a variety of texture, flavor, temperature, and color. In this recipe, chicken glazed in honey and lime juice adds a hearty component to a light and fruity base. Cucumber, avocado, mint, and lime keep it refreshing. And a sweet and tangy strawberry-lime dressing adds a burst of flavor to the mild romaine. This recipe serves two people as an entrée-sized salad, but it can easily be doubled for the perfect brunch or lunch gathering with friends.

Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad | Autoimmune-Paleo.com
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Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon mint, sliced
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped chicken breast, sprinkle with sea salt, and let cook undisturbed until golden brown for 3 minutes. Flip chicken, sprinkle with more salt and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add lime juice and honey to pan. Stir to coat chicken.
  3. Turn heat to medium, cover skillet with a lid, and let the chicken finish cooking for 2 to 3 more minutes. Stir to coat the chicken in the honey-lime glaze and set aside to cool while you prepare the salad.
  4. Divide the remaining salad ingredients between two plates. Top with chicken and drizzle with two tablespoons Strawberry-Lime Dressing (recipe below).

 
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Strawberry-Lime Dressing
 
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Serves: ¼ cup
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  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over individually plated salads.

About Alaena Haber

Alaena Haber is the recipe creator and blabber, err… blogger, behind Grazed and Enthused, an Autoimmune Protocol diet and lifestyle blog. Alaena initially began blogging in 2014 to re-spark her passion for cooking while on the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol, which she uses to address Hashimoto’s and leaky gut symptoms. Enthused by her rapid health progression, she decided it was time to help others by devoting more (okay, all) of her spare time to the autoimmune community. Alaena has three requirements for her recipes: they must be creative, accessible, and make others excited about nutritional healing. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram where she shares both tiny and victorious moments in her healing journey.

8 comments

  • Lynn says

    This looks yummy! I can’t wait for the organic strawberries to arrive at my local store. A great meal for a warm summer day.

    Mickey, I also commented on your Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic & Thyme that you re-posted on Facebook (I don’t have Facebook or I would have asked you this question there). My question for that recipe is: Do you NEED a cast iron pot? What about a coated (enamel) cast iron pot (which seems easier to deal with)? I don’t have either one….but if one is required I can go hunting for it. I need to raise my ferritin levels and want to try to do it with food rather than with supplementing.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Lynn,
      I answered your question in the original post. Thanks!

  • Erin says

    This looks incredible, Alaena!

  • […] Lunch: honey lime chicken & strawberry salad […]

  • Heather says

    If I am just starting the elimination phase – any ideas on what to use instead of the honey – since honey is a no-no?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Heather, you must be mistaken because honey is included on the elimination diet–in moderation though!

  • Kathleen Reside says

    This dressing is delicious!

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