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Blackened Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • Blackened Seasoning:
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts extra fat removed
  • Salad:
  • 2 ears of corn grilled
  • 3 cups of mixed greens
  • 3 cups of Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese diced
  • 1 Avocado diced
  • Handful of grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup of black beans drained & rinsed
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 baby orange bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • Handful of tortilla chips crushed
  • Chipotle ranch dressing to taste - click recipe link up above

Instructions

  • Prepare the Chipotle Ranch Dressing at least 30 minutes prior to serving the salad so flavors have time to mingle. Click the link up above for the recipe.
  • Heat your grill pan over medium-high heat then add the corn on the cob and cook for about 12-14 minutes, making sure to turn to evenly cook all sides. Remove from the grill and let cool. Once cool, cut the kernels from the ears of corn with a knife; place them into a large bowl.
  • Combine the paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, white pepper, thyme, oregano, celery salt, and cayenne together in a dish and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts. Heat a grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Add the chicken to the HOT grill pan and cook for 7-8 minutes then flip. Continue cooking for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove from the pan and let the meat sit for 5 minutes to rest before slicing and serving. Dice chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine the mixed greens, romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomatoes, grilled corn, black beans, green onions, bell pepper, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips to a large bowl. Add the diced chicken and drizzle with chipotle ranch dressing, to taste. Toss to coat evenly and serve. Enjoy.