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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • In a small bowl, mix remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.

  • 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

610 calories; 40.4 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 1605 mg sodium. 22.7 g carbohydrates; 43.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2013
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 salad. It also meant not stirring crushed garlic into a hot pan where you re blackening chicken which I had Hubs do outside on the gas grill (even tho it s 36 degrees outside!) in a cast iron skillet. I still wanted the garlic flavor however so I added some minced to the salad dressing instead. I needed to adjust the salad dressing as well to my preferred oil to vinegar ratio of 3:1. Equal parts vinegar and oil would be far too vinegary for me. Everything is in balance here and I especially liked the mix of the peppery arugula with the milder greens and the mild creamy avocado against the spicy blackened chicken. Rather than dice everything and toss it altogether I topped the greens with the tomatoes olives and slices of avocado then arranged a sliced chicken breast on each. Great salad that does both the taste buds and body good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
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 comes from various fats in the recipe which are good fats so I'm ok with it. I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2006
This salad made an excellent exotic summer salad for our murder mystery party. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2006
This was delicious! Everything about the recipe was great the cajun seasoning the avocado the dried tomatoes the olives...FABULOUS salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
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 dish is delicious the next day too. I have a lovely slightly tart white wine with it; it goes well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
A very tasty salad. Makes a nice summer dinner! Read More
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