Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lime Garlic Chicken Spinach Salad

It is starting to get hot here in Arizona, today reached 104 degrees. This salad is tasty and refreshing and is perfect for a hot day. I found it on All Recipes.


* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
* 1/2 onion, chopped
* 2 tablespoons minced garlic
* 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 teaspoon flour
* 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, or to taste
* 4 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves


1. Place chicken, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and flour in a resealable bag. Stir in the lime juice. Allow to sit for a few minutes to marinate.
2. Spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pour in the entire contents of the bag and cook until the onion has softened (there is no need to brown). Add additional lime juice to taste. Serve over spinach.

I adjusted the recipe to serve one and gathered my ingredients.

Dijon mustard, vinegar and olive oil. I made a light vinaigrette for the spinach with this because I was not sure how flavorful the chicken would be. It depends on how dry you like your spinach, I like a lot of flavor on mine. (1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp mustard whisked together with a dash of salt)

ahh delicious garlic...

mince it up and get it in a zipper bag

chop some shallot

and cut open a lime

get he shallot and lime juice in the bag with the garlic

add a little bit of flour to the marinade.

and your chicken

chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and drop it into the bag with the marinade. The lime juice will start to cook the chicken for you.

don't forget your spinach, the base for the whole salad.

empty the contents of the bag into a pan and fry it up. When its cooked drop it on the spinach and you are done!

I served this with some chips and salsa. The chicken has an AMAZING lime flavor, it was so delicious and so moist.

I will definitely be making this again. It is quick and refreshing. Perfect for a dinner when its hot out!


  1. I will be making this one. Sounds so good as it's getting hot here also.

  2. This will be a great dish for me and my new diet! And it sounds very similar to a chicken dish I had a few months ago at a restaurant that was the best chicken I'd ever had.

    Our temps are supposed to be 102+ for the next three days. Kill me now...

  3. This looks so good... Yummy!

    Boy n Baby's mom

  4. Hi Rhonda...
    OK, I finally made this..OMG it is delish. I don't think I've ever had chicken this moist!!! I will definitely be making this again!!!