Chicken Salad with Chutney, Coriander and Lime

Thursday 14 April 2011

I sometimes will pick up a Rotisserie chicken at the grocery store as a real treat. They are always so tasty and moist. Usually we eat it just as it is, but sometimes I turn it into a tasty casserole or delicious salad. You can often get them marked down as well, depending on what time you get to the shops. In fact they sometimes give you a better deal if you buy two . . . so you can eat one as a roast chicken on the day, and strip the meat off the other one for use on another day.

I know, it might seem rather lazy, and it is . . . but there are days when you just have a lot on, and will be in and out . . . and there just isn't enough time to cook anything much proper . . . a rotisserie chicken beats the heck out of a burger meal or the like! Along with some veg and a packet of steamed rice, you've got a tasty nutritious meal ready in no time at all!

This is one of my favourite salads that I like to make with the meat. Not only is it very quick to make, but if you use low fat mayonnaise it is not all that bad for you at all. With the added crunch of toasted walnuts and the sweet tangy spice of some mango chutney, it is chock full of flavour, and colour! We like it at any rate!

*Chicken Salad with Chutney, Coriander and Lime*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

A great lunch salad that makes good use of a rotisserie cooked chicken. If you use low fat mayonnaise it is also relatively low in fat and calories. It also makes a delicously scrummy sandwich filling!

250ml of low fat (or regular) mayonnaise (1 cup)
125ml of mango chutney (1/4 cup)
1 plain roasted chicken (approx 3 pounds)
3 1/2 ounces of chopped toasted walnuts (3/4 cup)
2 stalks of celery, trimmed and chopped
1/2 of a medium red bell pepper, trimmed, seeds discarded, and chopped
a handful of fresh coriander, chopped (cilantro)
3 limes, divided
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
a small head of Boston or garden lettuce

Place the mayonnise into a large glass bowl.Cut any large pieces of mango in the chutney into small dice, and then add the chutney to the mayonnaise, stirring well to mix.

Remove and discard the skin from the chicken. Cut the meat into 3/4 inch cubes. Stir in the walnuts, celery, red pepper and coriander, mixing all in well. Juice 2 of the limes and add 3 TBS of the juice to the chicken salad, stirring it in to mix. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. (you can make it ahead up to 4 hours at this point. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature 15 minutes before serving.)

To serve, arrange a bed of lettuce leaves on each of 4 chilled plates. Mound a portion of chicken salad on top of each. Slice the remaining lime into 1/2 inch wedges and garnish each portion with a wedge of lime.


  1. Any recipe that has the words coriander and lime in the title gets my attention!

  2. On the way home from a trip to the grandchildren we usually buy this type of chicken. It's a life saver. I use the carcass to make chicken stock, which I then freeze.

  3. Perfect for summer! Great flavours, mmm!xx

  4. So many good flavors in this salad... a nice one for summer days ahead! :o) Happy Day, dear Marie--LOVE YOU LOTS ((BIG HUGS))

  5. Una ensalada espectacular! tiene que estar deliciosa!
    Saludos Da & Mer

  6. Sounds sooooo yummy, Marie! I haven't picked up a rotisserie chicken in quite a while....guess I'll have to get one now! What a delicious combination of flavors in this salad...yum!

    And those Golden Syrup Dumplings? YIKES! I can't wait to try them!

    How do you keep coming up with all these wonders, my friend?!

    Hoping your day is wonderful in every way...sending so much love your way today...


  7. You are a girl after my own heart Marie. I use these store bought chickens for the base of my own chicken salad, cream of chicken soup and chicken enchiladas. Your salad looks delicious. I think I'll add this to my rotisserie chicken repertoire. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  8. Marie, this looks lovely. We used to sometimes get rotisserie chickens as a treat but have stopped after realising that it was hypocritical to buy free-range organic chickens when we were cooking them ourselves, but happily buy chickens of dubious origin when they were cooked by a supermarket! Oh well, I'll just have to cook a chicken myself and make this lovely salad...

  9. Marie This look amazing, I love the colours of the salad, lovely pictures my dear. Send you huggs and kisses, Love Yah! xoxoxo gloria


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