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Blackened Chicken Salad with Avocado

  • Author: Samantha Shue
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This giant blackened chicken salad is served on a platter making it a fun lunch or dinner for the family. Simple to make in under 25 minutes.



For the Salad

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tablespoon for frying
  • 1 tbsp blackened seasoning
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, pit and skin removed and sliced
  • chives, chopped for garnish

For the Dressing

  • 1 tbsp stone-ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Pat the chicken breasts with a paper towel.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and blackened seasoning on top of the chicken. Rub until all of the chicken is coated.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 7 minutes on each side depending on thickness. Cook until an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove to a plate and let rest until ready to slice and serve.
  5. Make the dressing by whisking together all of the dressing ingredients (except for the olive oil). Gradually add in the olive oil and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  6. Make the salad: add the lettuce to a platter, top with sliced chicken, radishes, and avocado slices.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the top. Sprinkle with chives.


  1. If you can’t find butter lettuce, you can use romaine, gem lettuce, arugula, or spinach.
  2. I’ve used Dijon mustard instead of stone-ground before in the dressing recipe and it’s just as tasty.
  3. Try using Old Bay Blackened Seasoning.
  4. Want a vegan version? Try using a can of chickpeas instead of chicken.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad

Keywords: chicken, chicken breast, keto, low carb, lunch, Salads