May 1, 2018
(updated September 12, 2022)
What’s Inside: Tropical flavors with shredded, poached chicken swimming in a lime-cilantro vinaigrette! The textures and flavors really come to life and will have you craving salads. It’s Paleo and AIP!
I’m channeling #SummerVibes with this Tropical Chicken Salad just in time for CINCO DE MAYO featuring some of MY FAVES: mango, lime, cilantro, avocado, PLANTAIN CHIPS (because croutons are so OUT), and shredded coconut! SAY WHAT? on a salad… this will have you craving crunch, creaminess, and all the tartness from my lime-cilantro vinaigrette. Pair this with some Nettle Tea Mojitos and you’re SET for the holiday.
Let’s talk poached chicken, shall we? I’m a little obsessed because it takes 8 minutes to make. I repeat, 8 minutes, how perfect for a quick weekday shredded chicken?! And you can add anything you’d like to the water to jazz it up! I just did plain salt water this time around but I’m thinking of all the creative liquids and aromatics I can use in here. Not to mention all the sauces on top when it’s cooked.
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The dressing is a total fave, I could eat it on everything. It’s simply just lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro – if you wanted to make it creamy, just add some avocado. OH, and these TOPPINGS! Using green plantain “chips” for the crunch in here turned out perfectly, I don’t know how I haven’t done this before! And I caught a glimpse of my shredded coconut in the midst of completely messing up my kitchen the day I made this… and salt bae’ed some of that stuff right on top, it adds a really nice touch since we’re going all tropic and such.
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This was very delicious! It was a great way to eat healthy and have lots of flavor. My husband is on the AIP diet and I run out of ideas of what to do. But this recipe was a win and he loved it.
Awesome! So happy to hear it.
You have the best recipe ideas on your page. I can’t wait to start trying these. What a great way to change up my regular salad.
aww thanks so much!