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Cajun style chicken salad

Cajun style chicken salad

OMG – my new favourite addiction. As the weather heats up here in NZ, I find myself wanting more tasty, fresh foods. This recipe is a winner! Really good to serve for a brunch or for my household it’s a healthy dinner option and so fast to make!

Ingredients

Cajun Style Chicken

  • 200 grams diced chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika or regular
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Salt and pepper to season and to taste

Coriander Citrus Dressing

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp coriander (or parsley)
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or to taste, optional

Salad

  • 1 cucumber cut lengthwise and then into slices
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced thin
  • 1 medium avocado pitted, peeled, diced
  • Salad greens
  • A handful of Proper Crisps 1/2 popped corn

Instructions

Chicken:

Place all chicken ingredients in a bowl and combine and let sit

Preheat a frying pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Add the chicken breast and cook through

Remove from pan to a plate and allow to cool

Coriander Citrus Dressing:

While the chicken is cooking, combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small mixing bowl or blender. Whisk or blitz to thoroughly combine.

Salad:

Arrange all ingredients on a platter, leaving the 1/2 popped corn till the end
Place chicken on top and drizzle with dressing
Scatter 1/2 popped corn on top as your croutons
DEVOUR!