cajun chicken salad
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Cajun Chicken Salad

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 Cajun Chicken Salad is a simple to prepare dish with a taste that is very, very special.Naturally the origin of this dish is Louisiana with that mixture of French cuisine and Caribbean spices that seem to blend together effortlessly. This salad is far too good to be served as a side salad and deserves to be the centerpiece of a great lunch.

Cajun Chicken SaladIngredients

  • 6 Chicken breasts skinned and boned.
  • Cajun spice mix
  • Colored Fettucini
  • Caesar Salad Dressing
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Assorted Vegetables
  • Parmesan Cheese 1 cup

 

Instructions

Cook chicken with cajun spice mix. You could also use a mild chili if you cannot get Cajun spice mix. Chop into strips.

At the same time cook pasta until al dente. Al Dente is just cooked with a degree of firmness.

Rinse pasta and mix with dressings and vegetables so all are fairly coated.

Add Parmesan and chicken and toss.

This spicy chicken and pasta salad serves 6 to 8.

Zesty Cajun Chicken Salad Delight

Recipe by Donnie Caves
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Course: MainCuisine: CajunDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

320

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

This Zesty Cajun Chicken Salad combines the bold flavors of Cajun spices with the freshness of mixed greens, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy homemade dressing. Perfect for a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal!

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Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Salad:
  • 4 cups mixed greens (e.g., romaine, spinach, arugula)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh or canned)

  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Prepare the Chicken:
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Prepare the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, lime juice, olive oil, honey, minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Assemble the Salad:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, corn, black beans, and cilantro.
  • Add the sliced chicken on top of the salad.
  • Drizzle with the prepared dressing and toss gently to combine.
  • Serve:
  • Divide the salad into individual bowls and serve immediately.

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Notes

  • For extra flavor, marinate the chicken in Cajun seasoning and olive oil for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • This salad can be made ahead by preparing the chicken and dressing in advance and assembling the salad just before serving.
  • Feel free to add your favorite vegetables or toppings for a personalized touch.

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