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Fab Summer Blackened Chicken Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is perfect for summer. You can even buy cooked chicken if it's too hot to cook your own. This makes two large dinner portions."
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30 m servings 610
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet 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 skillet, drain on paper 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 salad greens, arugula, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives. Top with diced chicken to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 610 calories; 40.4 22.7 43.1 104 1605 Full nutrition

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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.

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. Definite...

This is an excellent salad, easily adaptable to suit individual tastes and preferences. For me that meant substituting fresh tomatoes for the sun-dried, which just weren’t moving me in a cold s...

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 bec...

Yummy salad! Wonderful flavors. I made it as is & loved it! I was worried the chicken would be too spicy for my taste, but it was the right amount of kick. The calorie count is high, but that co...

This salad made an excellent, exotic summer salad for our murder mystery party. It was delicious!

This was delicious! Everything about the recipe was great, the cajun seasoning, the avocado, the dried tomatoes, the olives...FABULOUS salad!

Only used sun-dried tomatoes and spring mix since that's what I had on hand, but this is easily one of the best salads I've had in a while. The dressing is easily my favorite part! The whole dis...

A very tasty salad. Makes a nice summer dinner!