Cajun chicken salad

Whether you are shedding some extra pounds after Thanksgiving or just too busy planning your Christmas, this is a recipe for you. Easy to prepare but yet delicious, this Cajun chicken salad is a wonderful lunch option. The marinade can be used for other meats and dishes, too.


Cajun marinade:

Cajun chicken salad4 tsp salt

4 tsp paprika powder

3 tsp garlic powder

3 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2.5 tsp onion powder

1.5 tsp cayenne pepper

1.5 tsp thyme

1.5 tsp oregano


Chicken salad:

Cajun chicken saladoil for frying

400 gr Cajun marinated chicken, in 1 inch/2.54 cm cubes

75 gr rocket salad, Swiss chard, lollo rosso

250 gr cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cucumber, in slices

200 gr mozzarella, in cubes

pine nuts


Cajun chicken saladMarinade: Mix the spices in a bowl. Add a little bit of oil and the chicken cubes. Mix well and let the mixture marinade in the fridge for an hour.

Cajun chicken salad: Heat some oil in a pan and fry the chicken cubes on a medium heat until they are golden. Slice the cucumber and cut the cherry tomatoes in half and mix with rocket salad, Swiss chard and lollo rosso. Add the mozzarella and arrange the chicken cubes on top of the salad. Garnish with pine nuts. Serve with a freshly baked ciabatta or baguette.


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