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    Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

    Source of Recipe

    Bon Appetit-7/01

    List of Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • Salad Dressing:
    • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
    • Remaining Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1 (5 ounce) package mixed baby greens
    • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
    • 1/4 cup raisins


    1. For seasoning: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to blend.

    2. For salad dressing: Whisk 3/4 cup buttermilk, mayonnaise, chopped green onion, chopped fresh parsley, apple cider vinegar, 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 in remaining seasoning at room temperture. 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 breast form 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. Divide salad among 4 plates. Cut chicken on sharp diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange atop salads and serve.




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