Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad [VIDEO]

This Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad is bursting with flavor. Bold, zesty chicken and juicy sweet pineapple make this chopped salad one of our absolute favorites!

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.

Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This salad is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and for good reason! It’s simple, flavorful, with a deliciously bold chicken!

A little spice, a little sweet, a perfect dinner! The Sriracha and lime together make for a fabulous marinade that comes together quickly!

Healthy, low-carb, and perfect for summer!

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad [VIDEO]

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Sriracha Lime Chicken:
  • 2 organic chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Salad:
  • 4 cups lettuce, chopped (I use this salad chopper)
  • 8 pineapple slices, using pineapple corer
  • 1 cup organic grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • Lime Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • Dash fine sea salt


  • Heat the grill to medium heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl or marinade dish, combine sirarcha and lime.
  • Add chicken and let marinade in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, the longer the better.
  • Once ready to cook, add chicken to the greased grill.
  • Cut pineapple using pineapple corer and add to grill, grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • While they are grilling, chop lettuce, then chop avocado, tomato, and red onion and add to serving dish.
  • Whisk together dressing, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired (i.e. more lime, additional sea salt, additional vinegar)- place in fridge until ready to use.
  • Once chicken is done cooking, assemble the salad, toss with dressing and enjoy!


Nutrition info per serving: 373 calories, 38 grams of protein, and 30 carbohydrates*


  • Serving Size: As served
  • Calories: 499
  • Sugar: 11.8g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 40.9g
  • Cholesterol: 98mg

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81 Responses

  1. Hard to do anything else but agree with the other comments about the deliciousness of this salad…i had better go and get myself off to the shops right now to stock up on the necessary goodies!

  2. Saw this on FB and had to check it out! I just bought sriracha sauce for the first time a couple weeks ago. Haven’t used it much since haha. Glad I have a recipe to try with it. I really adore all these flavors going on, Lexi! Also your entire blog focused around clean eating. I’m right there with your food views girl! Thanks for sharing, pinned for later 😉

  3. I made this last night and shared it on FB! My family loved it! First time I ever grilled pineapples. Yum! I wanted to upload a picture but I don’t know if I can . . . . I copied your bowl exactly (well, best I could – LOL) Keep ’em coming!

  4. This salad looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it soon! I never use siracha sauce normally but noticed my sister just bought some recently and this will be my first time using it, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That looks absolutely scrumptious. My favorite flavors and I can just imagine what they would taste like together. Thank you for sharing I will definitely be having this healthy lunch sometime soon.

  6. Awesome, healthy salad, Lexi! My entire family, including a teenage son, loved it. Perfect for a summer evening when you want something light. The only thing I added was a bit of lime zest to the yummy lime vinaigrette. Will definitely make this again…maybe for my girlfriends with a glass of white wine next time. 🙂

  7. Made this today, using hot chili paste and garlic powder in place of the sriracha b/c that’s what I had on hand, and let it marinate a few hours before grilling indoors on my grill pan. We LOVED this salad – maybe the best salad I’ve ever made! Served it w/peach lemonade. Pinned this one for sure.

  8. We loved this salad! Thanks so much for the recipe. It is so delicious my 10 year old has requested it twice more in the month since I first made it. LOVED IT!

  9. Oh my word how scrumptious! Summer is heading our way so this will be on our list of must try’s! TFS this lovely meal!
    Helen — Firenze Cards

  10. Made this for lunch today and it was amazing! You’re a master at flavor combinations. Tomorrow we’re making your chicken fajita salad. Hope you’ll be posting more of these genius salad creations soon.

  11. Just made the sirracha lime chicken for lunch, sooooo good!! Whole family loved it!
    I added a spoon of honey to the marinade and a touch of cumin too, awesome flavors, thanks for sharing!!

    1. This is a winner. Made it tonight. Perfect, light summer meal. Have to mention the typo, too, sorry! “Hear,” not “here.” Drives me nuts, too!!

  12. So, I only discovered this recipe in January, but it is amazing. My husband and I devoured it. Will be making this quite often!!!

  13. I’m not a big fan of lettuce or avocado, so I decided to substitute them in the recipe with diced bell pepper & low sodium black beans. I also added 1/4 diced sweet onion and then topped it all with a heap of cilantro which gave the meal a southwestern flair The chicken was DELICIOUS, and I only had to use a few tablespoons of the dressing because there was so much flavor. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. this salad was so good. My husband and I both loved it. We are spice fans so I used more Siracha. I also added red bell peppers and grilled the avocado too.

  15. Do you know the Calories in this salad? I am currently trying to keep track of the calories i eat. Thanks .. So excited to try this. Looks amazing.

    1. I just had the same question! I don’t know if it’s accurate but the MyFitnessPal app has this salad listed (without the pineapple) from Lexis Kitchen. According to that, one serving is 1.5 cups and has 356 calories, 25.5 grams of fat, and 24 grams protein.

  16. How long should you grill the chicken for? I don’t have an outdoor grill, so I’m just going to use my grill pan over the stovetop.

  17. I made this today and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!! I used a cooked Publix rotisserie chicken. I cut the two breasts out and marinated them. I used my George Forman grill and lightly grilled them and the pineapple. I did everything else exactly as the recipe called for. The dressing was also delicious! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  18. Prepped this last night, tossed it together tonight, huge hit. Delicious and fresh. My husband said it tasted like Hawaii in his mouth haha.thanks for sharing!

  19. We had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My husband really enjoyed the siracha-line chicken and I really loved how the flavors of everything went so perfectly together! Definitely a repeat Summer dish!!

  20. Made this last night to have for lunch today and it is delicious! The spice on the chicken is just perfect, and the grilled pineapple adds a nice sweetness. Topped it off with crumbled tortilla chips. Thanks for sharing!

  21. I just made this tonight, and it is so delicious and refreshing! Since I’m not into spicy sriracha, I did make one change: I marinated in teriyaki marinade instead. I also added a little cilantro to the dressing and a few dashes of Old Bay. I wasn’t sure about the dressing, but it was so delicious! I can’t wait for tomorrow night when I get to have it for dinner again!

  22. My whole family (even my picky eater husband) loved this! This will be a regular on our dinner table! Thank you for the awesome recipe 🙂

  23. I loved this so much. I have grilled pineapple before to go with pork, but never thought to do it with chicken. I can’t wait to make this for my friends!

  24. Made this for dinner tonight and it was a perfect meal for a warm summer evening. Will definitely make this again.

  25. This looks so good, but it would be nice if I could read through the whole recipe without the pop up adds blocking my view or taking me to their website. I finally gave up after the 5th try.

  26. Alexis, this is one of my favorite recipes of yours! I’m obsessed with the dressing and put it on all my salads!

  27. I bought an OXO pineapple slicer to make this – what a mess! Got two slices and a lot of pulp. Oh, well, the salad itself is wonderful!

      1. I guess I need to use a low table so I can get leverage. Made this salad again last night – omg, it is so good! – but I cut the pineapple by hand. 🙂

  28. This is by FAR my husbands and my favorite salad we have ever made at home. It’s just perfection! we add more sirachia because we like heat.

  29. Nothing new about this salad. Why to feature the whole breast per person? People don’t need to eat THAT much, particularly women. If it is about protein – there are variety of plant sources. There really is no need in animal protein tree time a day as common North American habitual eating goes. We need to re-think our eating habits into a eating culture where moderation is the key.

  30. This salad is AMAZING!!!!!! We make it ALL the time. This is also my husbands favorite salad. It’s hard to cook for both him and I sometimes because he needs so much more food and this is perfect. Light for me and heavy in protein for him! He prefers when I leave out the vinegar in the dressing though.

  31. Looks great!
    I am new to your website-Sam Schuerman (beauty blogger) always raves about you on YouTube.
    This is a definite must try! That pineapple looks awesome in the salad. Might even add some crunchy wanton strips!

  32. Gorgeous pictures! This sriracha lime chicken chopped salad is pure combination of taste, I like a balanced diet, a variety of protein and vitamin supplements so that they will have good health. I found your post from Pinterest!. Thx for sharing Lexi!

  33. This looks yummy! Would this work as a make-ahead lunch? I’m always looking for time-saving meals for my lunches at work. Thanks!

  34. I get bored with salads but this salad is SO GOOD! My husband is normally not a salad fan either but this recipe won him over. Highly recommend!

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