Kiwi Chicken Salad

I’ve decided to be in love with chicken salad, if that’s okay.  Chicken salad and kiwifruit and starfruit.  It’s  love story on a plate, in a bowl, on a bun.  The tartness of tropical flavors stirred together a sweet lime-laced chicken.  Yep.  Love.

This recipe was inspired by a phone call I recieved from DOLE, inquiring on the possibility of me creating a recipe for their gorgeous, award winning newsletter.  If you have a penchant for stunning photos, recipes, and informative articles on nutrtion, health and wellness, the DOLE newsletter is an incredible resource.  You totally want it in your inbox.  Next time your kids are rolling on the floor from boredom, you totally want to let them play this.  A worthwhile website, for adults and little people.  Almost as fabu as chicken salad.

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Kiwi Chicken Salad

This simple, flavorful recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover chicken breast. The savory flavor of grilled, rotisserie, or oven-baked chicken—whatever you’ve got in the fridge!--mixed with the tartness of tropical fruits, and the subtle bite of cilantro-lime dressing is a splendid combination. The recipe can be made in minutes and stores well in the fridge up to 12 hours.

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced
4 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
2 starfruit, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
Juice of 3 limes
3 tablespoons light olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

Directions:

Place the chicken, kiwi, starfruit, onion, and cabbage in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey and cilantro. Add a pinch of salt. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and carefully stir until evenly coated with the dressing. Serve & enjoy!

I was so not compensated in any way by DOLE to create this recipe for their company newsletter.  The task was done out of sheer goodness of heart and passion for chicken salad.

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14 Responses to “Kiwi Chicken Salad”

  1. 1

    Jennifer (Savor) on February 25, 2011 at 9:57 am Reply

    Ahem. wiink wink

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    Bethany. on February 25, 2011 at 11:56 am Reply

    SO DELICIOUS! MOUTH WATERING! AND GORGEOUS!

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    melissa @IWasBornToCook on February 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply

    This looks great! Puts me in the mood for spring :)

  4. 4

    Katie | GoodLife Eats on February 26, 2011 at 11:40 am Reply

    This sound so good, Brooke! And I love your new design. Looks fabulous!

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    marla on February 27, 2011 at 8:01 am Reply

    Brooke, this salad beckons with it’s beautiful colors and flavors!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels on February 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm Reply

    What a beautiful salad! I would never have though of putting kiwi and starfruit in a salad, what a great idea! :)

    • Brooke replied: — February 27th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

      Thanks, Lindsey! It is so divine. And, oh! That starfruit makes it especially fun to eat!

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    Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc on February 28, 2011 at 3:06 am Reply

    I am a big fan of colourful salads, and I have to say that this salad looks gorgeous:) Will have to try this!

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch on February 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply

    Such a gorgeous salad!!!

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    Megan on March 3, 2011 at 8:57 am Reply

    This sounds so refreshing and light. A very Spring like salad.

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    food-4tots on March 15, 2011 at 12:06 am Reply

    What a great combination of salad! Looks so colourful and appealing! My son will definitely like it very much.

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    Julie on March 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Great combo idea. Your photos are fabulous. I’m just sayin’!
    xo

    • Brooke replied: — March 17th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

      Awww, Jules. THANKS!

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    David Bez salad pride on September 25, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply

    Lovely one.
    :)

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