Refreshing and Flavorful Cilantro Chicken Salad

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Refreshing and Flavorful Cilantro Chicken Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 18, 2023

This delicious cilantro chicken salad is a refreshing and savory dish that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Made with tender chicken, fresh cilantro, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy dressing, this salad is bursting with flavor. It is a great way to use leftover chicken and can be customized with your favorite ingredients. Whether you serve it on a bed of lettuce or sandwich it between two slices of bread, this cilantro chicken salad is sure to become a favorite in your household.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves or bread for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, red onion, celery, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lime juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and toss until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  5. Serve the cilantro chicken salad on a bed of lettuce leaves or as a sandwich filling between two slices of bread.

Interesting Facts

  • Cilantro, also known as coriander leaves, is a herb commonly used in Mexican and Asian cuisines.
  • Chicken is a lean source of protein and is low in fat, making it a healthy choice for salads.
  • The dressing for this salad combines mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lime juice, and Dijon mustard for a creamy and tangy flavor.