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Blakened Chicken Spinach Salad – light, nutritious and delicious, this salad is easy to make and great for lunch/dinner.

Blakened Chicken Salad


This blackened chicken spinach salad is made with spinach, juicy blackened grilled chicken, onions, blueberries and topped with Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds and light honey Dijon dressing.

You might already know that I love salads! They are super simple and quick to make and you can use your favorite seasonal ingredients. I’ll make a salad for lunch every day during the week, unless I go out to have lunch with friends.


I already posted a blackberry and strawberry salad on the blog this summer. And what a surprise ? Today’s salad is made with fresh blueberries! They were the perfect addition to this spinach salad.

I haven’t been cooking with spinach lately.

But I recently found out that I have iron deficiency and I decided to incorporate it into some fresh salads like this blackened chicken spinach salad.

Greens and protein + some berries and nuts, seems to be the perfect combination for a healthier salad for me.

I’ve been in love with Blue Diamond’s Whole Natural Almonds! They aren’t roasted and have no flavor, but they are great quality and taste perfect! While I love them for a snack, I add them to salads for some extra crunch. You can use them for granola bars and trail mixes, too. I did need to hide them from my husband, when I saw a container of these nuts disappear in a few hours!

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Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad
5 from 1 vote

Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad – a nutritious salad, great for summer.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


For the blackened chicken:

  • 2 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

For the salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 small red onion, , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Blue Diamond All Natural Almonds
  • 1/3 lb cooked asparagus
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, (optional)

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano


For the chicken:

  • In a small bowl combine all spices for the seasoning. Rub chicken breasts on all sides. Drizzle with oil.
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Clean grates.
  • Grill chicken for 4-5 minutes per side, until the temperature of the meat reaches 165F. Remove from the grill and let it rest for 3-4 minutes, then slice.

For the dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small jar, close the lid and shake.

For the salad:

  • Place spinach on a platter. Add blueberries, onions, asparagus, feta and chicken. Add almonds. Pour dressing on top and serve.


This is a nutritious salad, that makes 4 small servings, or 2 more generous servings.


Calories: 385kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 664mg, Potassium: 609mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 3455IU, Vitamin C: 13.3mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. This salad sounds heavenly! During the summer I could eat salads all day long!

  2. Love the sound of the flavours on the chicken, Mira. And I must try blueberries and feta together… I bet that’s absolutely delicious!