Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad


Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad -a 30 minute meal packed full of delicious flavors!

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

Today I’m going to share this delicious cilantro lime chicken pasta salad. I made it over the weekend for a neighborhood BBQ and it was the first recipe to go. Everyone raved about it! The combination of fresh fruit and vegetables is perfection. It’s also a healthy recipe, which is always good in my book! ;)

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe


The kids all ate it and especially loved the mangos! They were the perfect addition to the pasta salad. This recipe is definitely a new family favorite. It’s so simple and perfect for busy summer nights. It also refrigerates well for leftovers the next day.

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad


4 ounces rotini pasta

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Non stick cooking spray

1 pound chicken, grilled (can also use rotisserie)

1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1 medium mango, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 medium yellow pepper, chopped

1 medium red pepper, chopped

1 avocado, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

1 lime




Cook pasta according to package directions and then drain. Set aside.

In a blender, combine lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cumin. Blend for about 20 seconds.

Combine cooked chicken with pasta and then pour the dressing from the blender on top. Then mix in the tomatoes, onion, mango, avocado and peppers. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top or serve with the lime wedges.


Recipe adapted from BHG

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This cilantro lime chicken pasta salad was sure delicious! The whole family loved it!

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

I will definitely be making this recipe again and again. Let me know if you try it!

So what’s your favorite pasta salad for summer?

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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9 comments on “Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad”

  1. How Yummy, I am new to your blog….not sure what took so long to find it, but I’m here now never the less. I’m spending time enjoying all the beautiful photos and recipes. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Looks delish!!
    Is there something about an avocado I missed??

  3. This recipe looks delicious! The pictures are making me so hungry ! Thank you for such encouraging and inspiring blog! I hope to be able to blog as well as you do, you inspired me to start my own! Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Check mine out at

  4. YUM! This pasta salad sounds amazing!!!

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