Lime Cumin Chicken Salad

15 mins Serves 4 A huge bowl of flavor-packed, colorful chicken salad with tomatoes, Fiesta Blend olives and Mexican cheese. This Lime Cumin Chicken Salad will hit the spot! #STARFineFoods Ingredients: For the Chicken 1-pound chicken tenders OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts ¼-cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil Zest of 1 large lime Fresh lime juice from 1 large lime 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
For the Salad 6 to 8 cups chopped lettuce 1 jar STAR Flavor Destinations: Southwestern (Fiesta Blend) Marinated Olives 12 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
For the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 2 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 garlic clove, minced ½ teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro Instructions:

For the Chicken:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Add the chicken and toss until coated with the marinade.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Remove chicken from fridge.

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray the grill lightly with cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Place chopped lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl. Arrange olives, tomatoes, prepared chicken and queso fresco over lettuce; set aside.

For the Vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin and cilantro; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.

Drizzle over salad. Serve.

Lime Cumin Chicken Salad

A huge bowl of flavor-packed, colorful chicken salad with tomatoes, Fiesta Blend olives and Mexican cheese. This Lime Cumin Chicken Salad will hit the spot! #STARFineFoods

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

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Ingredients

  • For the Chicken
  • 1-pound chicken tenders OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼-cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zest of 1 large lime
  • Fresh lime juice from 1 large lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • For the Salad
  • 6 to 8 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 jar STAR Flavor Destinations: Southwestern (Fiesta Blend) Marinated Olives
  • 12 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco

  • For the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

1

For the Chicken:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined and smooth.

2

Add the chicken and toss until coated with the marinade.

3

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

4

Remove chicken from fridge.

5

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray the grill lightly with cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

6

Remove from heat and set aside.

7

Place chopped lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl. Arrange olives, tomatoes, prepared chicken and queso fresco over lettuce; set aside.

8

For the Vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin and cilantro; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.

9

Drizzle over salad. Serve.

1

For the Chicken:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined and smooth.

2

Add the chicken and toss until coated with the marinade.

3

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

4

Remove chicken from fridge.

5

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray the grill lightly with cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

6

Remove from heat and set aside.

7

Place chopped lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl. Arrange olives, tomatoes, prepared chicken and queso fresco over lettuce; set aside.

8

For the Vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin and cilantro; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.

9

Drizzle over salad. Serve.

Recipe developed by: http://www.diethood.com

Prep Time: 2 hrs

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Serves: 4

In This Recipe

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

Learn More Buy Now

Flavor Destinations Olives

Let your tastebuds travel with our Flavor Destinations line of olives. Each olive recipe is inspired by a different country or region around the globe and brings out different flavors and combinations.

Learn More Buy Now
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