Servings: 4

Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad - a nutritious salad, great for summer.
Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. In a small bowl combine all spices for the seasoning. Rub chicken breasts on all sides. Drizzle with oil.
  2. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Clean grates.
  3. 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:

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

For the salad:

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

Recipe Notes

This is a nutritious salad, that makes 4 small servings, or 2 more generous servings.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

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