Fab Summer Blackened Chicken Salad


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 cup arugula

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 12 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced

  • ½ cup sliced black olives


  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
40g Fat
23g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 610
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1606mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1317mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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