Lime-Garlic Chicken and Spinach Salad Recipe -
Lime-Garlic Chicken and Spinach Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lime-Garlic Chicken and Spinach Salad

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"This is a quick dish that's great for summer. I came up with it on a Thursday after school when Mom asked me to get dinner ready before she got home. Nice and light."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 22, 2006

This recipe is a genuine, 100%, must have in your recipe file! My boyfriend was looking for a chicken recipe that featured lime flavours. WOW - did we find it. Absolutely fantastic served with a spinach salad featuring strawberries, mango, red onion, pecans and feta cheese. Great summertime meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2008

not bad; just bland


21 Ratings

Aug 18, 2010

This was a great surprise. I was looking for a recipe to use up fresh spinach, and this turned out to be excellent. I served it with a side of pasta with ratatouilee, and together they made a very nice meal. Don't skimp on the lime juice, since you want the limey sauce from the chicken to flavor the spinach. Yum.

Oct 04, 2007

I think this is a great base recipe, but could really benefit from some vegetables or something integrated into it rather than over a salad. I haven't come up with something else quite yet, but I'm definitely going to try this one again.

Jun 14, 2008

Excellent! Could have used a little more garlic and a little less lime, but we loved the flavor anyway (and we love garlic a lot). My roommates don't like spinach, so I added French cut frozen green beans (thawed them with hot water and drained them first so they wouldn't water it down) and served it all over rice. Yum!

Aug 28, 2007

Very delicious! I used all fresh ingredients and it turned out very nice. I also added some sheddred cheese to top it off!

May 29, 2006

This was absolutely delicious. The night before we were going on vacation, I had this defrosted chicken that I wasn't sure what to do with and I saw this recipe. It was easy and delicious!!! And I ate the leftovers on the road the next day!!!

May 13, 2011

This was pretty good. I added cucumber and tomato to the spinach. Next time I will try broiling the chicken to give it some color.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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