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Peri Peri Warm Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

Back from holiday! I cannot believe summer is almost over!

How was it?..Amazing! I am so happy we chose to rent a gorgeous cottage on a lake in Owen Sound area, Ontario for one week. Secluded, quiet, no internet, no phones…just nature. And a bear! And a lynx…and plenty of fishing.

No emails, no text messages or phone calls. My inbox was looking quite overwhelming when I got back to civilization 🙂

Just have a look! Who needs internet when you have such a view and surroundings?!

owen sound ontario holiday

After devouring delicious bacon wrapped pork tenderloins, Brazilian parmesan crusted pork and juicy Alberta beef T-bones …was finally time to stop. I was craving something lighter. I needed something different.

I wanted a salad! Can you believe this??? A warm salad loaded with so much good food. So, I made quickly a fresh batch of Peri Peri sauce, threw some chicken breasts to marinade for 30 minutes and in less than 20 minutes I had my Peri Peri warm chicken salad!

Peri Peri Warm Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

Juicy, tender chicken pieces marinated in fresh Peri Peri sauce. If you don’t have enough time to make your homemade Peri Peri sauce, you can use Nando’s Peri Peri sauce variety.

Creamy avocado, chopped red onion, sweet grape tomatoes and grilled pineapple. Finished with fresh, homemade lime dressing..OMG! Just heaven! This warm salad has so much flavor!

Peri Peri Warm Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

Peri Peri Warm Chicken salad with Lime Dressing

Peri Peri Warm Chicken salad with Lime Dressing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Peri Peri Marinade
  • 5-7 fresh Bird eye chili, depending on how spicy you want it
  • ½ to 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, depending on how thin you want it
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 pieces chicken breast
  • 4 cups romaine leaves chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 12 fresh pineapple slices
  • 1 avocado
  • Lime Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. To make Peri Peri Sauce, prepare your chili, discard stems and roughly chop them.
  2. Place all the ingredients from Peri Peri sauce list in a food processor fitted with a metal blade/ blender and blend until smooth. Check if you are ok with the texture of the sauce (I like mine a bit coarse, not very smooth. If you prefer it smoother blend the mixture some more)
  3. Place in a bowl and add chicken pieces. Toss to coat. Allow to marinade for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Heat a grill pan on medium-high. Add a drizzle of oil to the pan and add the chicken.Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through. Grill pineapple slices too, 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk all the ingredients listed in Lime Dressing.
  6. Combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss them until mixed through. Divide between plates. Place chicken pieces on top along with grilled pineapple rings, grape tomatoes, red onion and avocado. Drizzle some more lime dressing and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Pin this Grilled Peri Peri Chicken salad recipe for later

Looking for easy and healthy lunch ideas? Try this grilled peri peri chicken salad loaded with avocado, pineapple, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions! No mayo needed. You can use your favorite dressing or try it with my favorite olive oil and lime dressing. Best summer salad a simple and light recipe that can be served as dinner too. Clean eating recipe #grilledchickensalad

 I have also added my short video to show you how quick and easy it is to make Peri Peri Sauce


Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

Thursday 12th of November 2015

Oh WOW! This is definitely my kind of salad. Pinning to make during the week. What a great holiday you had - it's so nice to just get away and relax! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! Have a great weekend xx

Adore Foods

Thursday 12th of November 2015

thanks Lucy! hope you'll love it!


Thursday 27th of August 2015

This is such a gorgeous salad! Love the balance of flavours and colours! I could totally have this for lunch right now!

Indah Susanti

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

A lovely place to spend holiday. I love the idea to spend vacation without internet :) Gosh the salad looks so delicious, would love to make it myself. Thanks so much!!


Tuesday 25th of August 2015

This salad with the peri peri sauce and the lim dressing sound like a great taste combo. I am pinning it for later.


Monday 24th of August 2015

Definitely my kind of salad! Looks like a beautiful place, so glad you had a nice vacation!

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