Best-ever blackened chicken salad

    30 min

    This quick salad is absolutely perfect for summer. You can save additional time by buying cooked chicken. Serve with a crusty roll for a substantial dinner.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 (175g) skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 110g mixed green salad
    • 20g rocket
    • 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and diced
    • 12 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
    • 70g black olives, sliced

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Season both sides of chicken with Cajun seasoning and place in hot oil. Stir in crushed garlic. Cook chicken 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove chicken from frying pan, drain on kitchen towels, cool slightly and dice; discard oil and garlic.
    2. In a small bowl, mix remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
    3. In a large bowl, gently toss the dressing with the mixed green salad, rocket, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Top with diced chicken to serve.

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    This was an excellent salad. It reminds me of a Cobb Salad. I also added some crumbled feta cheese to add some zing to it, but either way it is a good one.  -  18 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This had a nice zing to it. I made it as a side salad for blackened salmon, so I didn't use the chicken. I added a clove of garlic and about 3 dashes of cajun seasoning to the dressing. Definitely a keeper.  -  13 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This salad was so good and a snap to put together. Instead of frying the chicken whole, I sliced the breasts into strips and then seasoned. Not a sun dried tomato fan so I left those out but because I had everything on hand, I added broccoli, carrots, cukes and topped with feta. The avocado beautifully complimented the spice of the chicken. Very nice and thank you!  -  18 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)