Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad With Spicy Ranch

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch

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



Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Delicious Homemade Muffin Recipes

Delicious Homemade Muffin Recipes


Muffins are essentially a quick bread but in an individualized form and are very easy to make. If you don’t want to run to the local bakery or coffee shop but still want a muffin, we’ve got recipes for you. Blueberry muffins seem to the most popular. But, there are many other options like apple […]

16 Recipes With Velveeta

16 Recipes With Velveeta


Name a food item more polarizing than Velveeta – we’ll wait. You either love or hate this cheese. While it isn’t a pantry item we use every day, we do love the soft and smooth texture Velveeta adds to some of our favorite recipes. Queso, macaroni and cheese, hot pockets, and more wouldn’t be the […]

Homemade Frosting Recipes To Up Your Cake Game

Homemade Frosting Recipes To Up Your Cake Game


Want to know how to turn a boxed cake into something super special? Make a batch of homemade buttercream frosting! Creamy and buttery, use it to frost a cake and make pretty rosettes with a piping bag. It turns an ordinary cake into bakery quality. No one will guess how easy it was to make. […]