Blackened Mexican Caesar Salad Recipe

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by gailanng

Something new and different.

Top Review by J-Lynn

Very, very good! The chicken is amazing; I pounded it fairly thin and made it just as described. Non-stick frying pan helped. I served the salad with homemade Caesar dressing, and felt that it was just ho-hum; then realized I had not added any lime juice. I lightly sprinkled some onto my salad and wow! It had been missing that little extra something. Very good! If pressed for time, I would serve this with bottle Ranch dressing that I always have on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare blackened chicken: Rinse chicken and pat dry. Combine blackening spices in a bowl.
  2. Coat chicken lightly with spice mix. In a hot, cast iron skillet, cook chicken in oil, searing breasts on both sides. Reduce heat to low, cook till chicken is no longer pink inside and juices run clear. Remove and cool slightly; then slice into strips.
  3. To assemble salad: In a large mixing bowl, toss together romaine, diced tomatoes, tortilla chips, avocado, all but a few teaspoons of cheese, (set remainder aside for garnish), salad dressing, chili flakes, lime juice, cilantro and parsley. Toss lightly to avoid bruising lettuce or possibly the avocado.
  4. To serve: Divide salad among four large plates. Arrange blackened chicken slices on top of each salad; sprinkle each with a little remaining cheese. Place tomato wedges around outside of plate, alternating with blue corn chips.

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