Cajun style chicken salad

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!


Cajun Style Chicken

  • 200 grams diced chicken breast
  • 1tbspolive oilextra virgin
  • 1/4tspsmoked paprikaor regular
  • 1/8tsponion powder
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1/8tspground cumin
  • 1/8tspchili powder
  • 1/8tsporegano
  • 1/2limejuiced
  • Salt and pepper to season and to taste

Coriander Citrus Dressing

  • 3tbsplime juice
  • 2tbspolive oilextra virgin
  • 1tbspcoriander(or parsley)
  • 1/4tspsaltor to taste
  • 1/8tsppepperor to taste
  • 1/4tspcrushed red pepper flakesor to taste, optional


  • 1 cucumbercut lengthwise and then into slices
  • 1cupcherry tomatoeshalved
  • 1/4mediumred onionsliced thin
  • 1mediumavocadopitted, peeled, diced
  • Salad greens
  • A handful of Proper Crisps 1/2 popped corn



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.


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