Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
18 Mins
Total Time
18 Mins
Serves 4

The rub on the chicken puts Blackened Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette over the top in flavor.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

January 13, 2014
Really yummy - I held back a bit on the seasoning, next time I won't. We had some left over Stinson blue cheese - awesome.

kayakGirl21's Review

October 03, 2013
Loved the rub on the chicken, very flavorful!

Whygal's Review

September 06, 2013
Great salad--the seasoning for the chicken is excellent. I used red leaf lettuce as that is what I had, but want to try it with baby romaine next time.

lynn770's Review

August 27, 2013
Made this for lunch yesterday. I used precut chicken tenders instead of breast halves and it was a quick, healthy lunch. Will definitely make again.

ksk9977's Review

August 25, 2013
This was a light dinner with an amazing taste! Loved it!

LynnieM's Review

August 23, 2013