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

  • 1Make seasoning:
    Mix all ingredients in small bowl to blend.
  • 2Make 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.)
  • 3Rub 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.
  • 4Prepare 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.
  • 5Combine mixed greens, pecans, and raisins in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season salad with salt and pepper.
  • 6Divide 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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