Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad

 Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  – this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories – coming in at only 202 calories per 1 cup serving.

The best part? It’s just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches for either work, school, or travel.

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

I used thinly-sliced chicken breast that I grilled indoors on a cast iron grill pan, but if you’re crunched for time – you can use any prepped chicken breast that you have or rotisserie chicken to make this an even easier and quicker salad to prepare.

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Although I do feel the Grilled Cajun Lime Chicken is absolutely delicious and gives this already yummy concoction even more flavor! If you have even 10 minutes to spare (plus some extra time to allow the chicken to cool, if preferred), you will have this Cajun Lime Chicken in that bowl with the rest of the ingredients in just around 10 minutes!

Grilled Cajun Lime Chicken - juicy, tender and flavorful chicken that is super easy to make and can be on your table in under 15 minutes! And can you really go wrong with a delicious slice of chicken that is under 200 calories?? #healthy #cajunseasoning #cajun #chickenbreast #grilledchicken #dinner | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Avocado Tips:

  • I get asked quite often how to keep the avocado fresh in salads like this. My best advice is to coat the avocado in either lemon juice or lime juice. The acidity will help prevent the avocado from spoiling so quickly.
  • You can also add the avocado right before you’re ready to eat this.
  • I would also aim to use avocados that are just starting to turn/ripen. They will still be on the firm side, but have a little softness and give to them. Not only will they last longer, but they are easier to cut into chunks or cubes.
  • Store in an airtight container in your fridge.

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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Tools Used Making this Recipe:

Lodge Cast Iron Square Grill Pan

Zulay Lemon Lime Squeezer

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

The Cilantro Lime Dressing on this salad is absolutely scrumptious! It has that perfect salty, tart taste that only helps to maximize the flavor of this salad. It compliments avocado so well.

If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it for parsley.

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Additional Tips:

  • As with anything – this salad is best enjoyed within the first few hours of making. The cucumbers will start to soften and lose their crisp texture from the additional moisture in the salad.
  • Be sure to give this salad a good stir, as some of the dressing will settle to the bottom.
  • Add the avocado and dressing right before you serve.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might enjoy these!

  1. Chicken Avocado and Cucumber Caprese Salad
  2. Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
  3. Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Naan Wraps

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad - a salad packed full of vegetables that will become a go-to meal or dish in your kitchen from the moment you try it!  This salad is very easy to make, light and refreshing in flavor, and can be made in minutes. The perfect low-calorie meal or side dish if you're looking for something simple and quick. #salad #shrimp #avocado #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad

 Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories - coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving.

The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches for either work, school, or travel.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 202 kcal
Author Samantha Buckner

Ingredients

Blackened Chicken:

  • 1/2 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika or regular
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 lime juiced

Cilantro Lime Juice Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp cilantro freshly chopped (or parsley)
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or to taste, optional

Salad:

  • 1 english cucumber cut lengthwise and then into slices
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced thin
  • 1 ear of corn cooked
  • 1 medium avocado pitted, peeled, diced

Instructions

Chicken:

  1. Preheat a nonstick griddle pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Be sure to brush the olive oil to coat the entire pan.

  2. Remove chicken from package. Rinse and pat dry.

  3. Combine all seasonings and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a mixing bowl (or Ziploc bag).

  4. Add the chicken breast and toss to coat.

  5. Once the grill pan is heated, at the chicken breast and cook on each side approximately 3-4 minutes, flipping once. Time will be dependent on the thickness of the chicken breast.

  6. Remove from pan to a plate and allow to cool.

Cilantro Lime Juice Dressing:

  1. While the chicken is cooking, combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Salad:

  1. Once the chicken has cooled, cut each breast into small cubes. Combine in a large bowl with salad ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, corn, and avocados.

  2. Drizzle dressing over the top. Toss to fully combine.

Recipe Notes

Avocado Tips:

  • I get asked quite often how to keep the avocado fresh in salads like this. My best advice is to coat the avocado in either lemon juice or lime juice. The acidity will help prevent the avocado from spoiling so quickly.
  • You can also add the avocado right before you're ready to eat this.
  • I would also aim to use avocados that are just starting to turn/ripen. They will still be on the firm side, but have a little softness and give to them. Not only will they last longer, but they are easier to cut into chunks or cubes.
  • Store in an airtight container in your fridge.

Additional Tips:

  • As with anything - this salad is best enjoyed within the first few hours of making. The cucumbers will start to soften and lose their crisp texture from the additional moisture in the salad.
  • Be sure to give this salad a good stir, as some of the dressing will settle to the bottom.
  • Add the avocado and dressing right before you serve.
  • If you're not a fan of cilantro, feel free to substitute with parsley.
  • You can use either a cooked ear of corn, whether grilled in the husk or boiled in water. You can also substitute with frozen (thawed) corn or canned (and drained) corn.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 475mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 22.6%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad  - this salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a Cilantro Lime Dressing. It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together. Light on the calories, coming in at only 203 calories per 1 cup serving. The best part? It's just as delicious the next day, making this a good meal for your to-go lunches. #avocado #salad #chickensalad #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com,/div>

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    Annette viau

    Thank you for sharing your RECIPE..I lost 50 pounds last YEAR…This year I’m STRUGGLING…But these recipe do help thank you..

      Samantha Buckner

      Annette,
      That is absolutely wonderful! Go you!!! You should be so very proud of yourself! And thank you! Your comment means a lot to me!