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Blackened Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 18 mins
Total time 18 mins
Yield Serves 4
The rub on the chicken puts Blackened Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette over the top in flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Nutrition Information

  • calories 349
  • fat 14.4 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 6.8 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 42.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.9 g
  • fiber 7.7 g
  • cholesterol 114 mg
  • iron 4.2 mg
  • sodium 639 mg
  • calcium 165 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingre­dients in a small bowl. Sprinkle chicken evenly with paprika mixture. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; cut across the grain into thin slices.

  2. Combine oil and next 5 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in cheese.

  3. Place 1 lettuce half and 1/4 cup tomatoes on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 sliced chicken breast half, and drizzle each with about 1 1/2 tablespoons vinaigrette.

Cook's Notes

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