Warm Cajun chicken sliced and served with a creole salad

Spicy Cajun Chicken Salad Recipe

25 Minutes
Serves: 2
A delicious Cajun chicken salad, chicken breast coated in Cajun spices and cooked till golden brown served with a creole salad of lettuce, watercress, black beans, sweetcorn and tomato coated in a spicy mustard and oregano dressing

Recipe Ingreds


  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 fillet chicken breasts


  • 0.5 tin tinned black beans
  • 75 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 40 grams Salad leaves
  • 0.5 tin tinned sweetcorn
  • 40 grams watercress


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 4 drops tabasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • place the cajun spices on some cling film
  • coat the chicken in cajun spices
  • bash the chicken to flatten slightly

Step 2

  • oil the griddle pan
  • heat the griddle pan
  • Add the chicken
  • cook for 5 minutes
  • turn the chicken over
  • cook for 5 minutes
  • cook till the juices run clear
  • while the chicken is cooking

Step 3

  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • mix the dressing ingredients together in a bowl

Step 4

  • place the lettuce leaves in a bowl
  • add the watercress to the bowl

Step 5

  • Drain and rinse the beans
  • add to the bowl

Step 6

  • drain the corn
  • add to the bowl

Step 7

  • wash and cut the tomatoes into quarters
  • add to the bowl
  • add the dressing to the salad
  • toss the salad
  • place the salad in a serving bowl

Step 8

  • slice the chicken diagonally
  • lay the chicken over the salad
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 griddle pan
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 squeezer

How to make Cajun chicken salad

Coat the chicken in the Cajun spices, and flatten slightly with a rolling pin, then griddle the chicken until golden brown and cooked till the juices run clear. While the chicken is cooking make the marinade for the salad by adding the oregano, crushed garlic, lemon juice, mustard olive oil, vinegar and tabasco. Make the salad by placing the salad leaves, and watercress, drained black beans, sweetcorn and halved cherry tomatoes in a bowl and mix. When the chicken is cooked slice it add the salad dressing to the salad and serve the salad in a bowl with the sliced chicken on the top

When to cook Warm Cajun Chicken salad

This dish is great for spring, summer and autumn, The salad is quick to cook and perfect for a midweek meal.  It is packed full of low-fat protein so is perfect if you’re looking for a healthy evening meal

Who will love this recipe?

This grilled chicken salad is perfect for the whole family or for just two. Its great if you are looking for a healthy dinner.

for a dinner party main course

This dish is perfect dish for a summer garden party, you can prep the chicken in spices and the salad and it cooks perfectly on the barbeque.

What to eat with Cajun Chicken?

We serve this dish with a creole salad, but for other side dishes and dinner ideas serve this

  • In a wrap
  • With a simple green salad and coleslaw
  • With a coriander and lime rice
  • On a barbecue with corn on the cob

What makes our Cajun style chicken salad the best?

Cajun chicken and creole salad makes a delicious combination of tastes and flavours the black beans and chicken combined with the oregano makes it the ideal meal

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