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    Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

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    30 mins

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    10 mins

    GinnyP's Note:

    A delicious Bon Appetit salad. Prep time does not reflect marinating time.

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    For Salad Dressing


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to blend.
    3. 3
      --MakeSalad Dressing--.
    4. 4
      Whisk 3/4 cup of the buttermilk, mayonnaise, chopped green onion, fresh parsley, apple cider vinegar, garlic, lemon peel, and 1 1/2 tsp of the Seasoning Mixture in medium bowl until well blended.
    5. 5
      Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Rub remaining seasoning mixture onto chicken.
    8. 8
      Place chicken in medium bowl.
    9. 9
      Pour remaining 1 cup buttermilk over chicken, turning to coat.
    10. 10
      Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours, turning occasionally.
    11. 11
      Prepare the grill (medium-high heat).
    12. 12
      Remove chicken from buttermilk shaking off excess.
    13. 13
      Grill chicken until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
    14. 14
      Transfer chicken to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
    15. 15
      Combine greens, pecans, and raisins in a large bowl.
    16. 16
      Toss with enough dressing to coat.
    17. 17
      Season salad with salt and pepper, if desired.
    18. 18
      Divide salad among 4 plates.
    19. 19
      Cut chicken on sharp diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
    20. 20
      Arrange atop salads and serve.

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    • on April 08, 2010


      I found this recipe in the Bon Appetit archives some years ago. People think I absolutely nuts when I do this....but I packaged up all that I could (at home) and took this recipe with me to Hawaii. I had enough ingredients for 2 meals. The only thing I had to do on the other end was buy chicken and make the dressing. I used lemon juice to make the buttermilk and had all the other ingredients on hand. I did add sliced cherry tomatoes and dried blueberries, because I had them on hand. This salad was visually appealing and the taste was excellent. My DH and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Although this was on recipe cards, I will make sure that it goes into my "Hawaii" file for future reference. Thanks Ginny for the posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (344 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 474.8
    Calories from Fat 205
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    Cholesterol 110.6 mg
    Sodium 1598.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 13.2 g
    Protein 45.0 g

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