EatingWell: Add some Cajun spice to your salad | Food and Cooking

Here, we coat chicken with spices common to Cajun cooking, like dried thyme and cayenne pepper. Then, instead of using the traditional method of searing in a cast-iron pan, we char it on the grill.

Blackened Chicken with Chopped Salad

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 8 cups butter lettuce
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