Cajun Chicken Summer Salad

    30 minutes

    This salad is perfect for summer. You can even buy cooked chicken if it's too hot to cook your own. This makes two large dinner serves.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 (170g) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
    • 2 cups mixed salad greens
    • 1 cup rocket
    • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
    • 12 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
    • 1/2 cup (70g) sliced black olives

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

    1. Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frypan 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 frypan, 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, 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 USA and 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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)