Warm and Limey Chicken Salad


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce – rinsed, dried and torn
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


In a jar, combine lime juice, sugar, lime zest, rice vinegar, and mustard. Shake well, and set aside. In a small bowl, mix chicken with limeade concentrate and pepper.

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Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir chicken 4 to 6 minutes, or until no longer pink, and juices run clear.

Divide lettuce onto 4 salad plates. Top with mandarin orange segments, golden raisins, and walnuts. Place cooked chicken on top, and drizzle lightly with dressing.