Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad With Spicy Ranch Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

Even the ranch dressing gets a Cajun kick in this lively main-course salad.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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  • FOR SEASONING:

  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • FOR SALAD DRESSING:

  • 1 3/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped green onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsely
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 lb
    skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 5 oz
    mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 c
    raisins

How to Make Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

Step-by-Step

  1. Make seasoning:
    Mix all ingredients in small bowl to blend.
  2. Make salad dressing:
    Whisk 3/4cup buttermilk, mayonnaise, chopped green onion, chopped fresh parsley, apple cider vinegar, garlic, lemon peel, and 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning mixture in medium bowl until well blended. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store remaining seasoning at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate dressing.)
  3. Rub remaining seasoning mixture onto chicken. Place chicken in medium bowl. Pour remaining 1 cup buttermilk over chicken, turning to coat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours, turning occasionally.
  4. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove chicken breasts from buttermilk, shaking off excess. Grill chicken until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
  5. Combine mixed greens, pecans, and raisins in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season salad with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide salad among 4 plates. Cut chicken on sharp diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange atop salads and serve.

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About Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole




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