This Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Creamy Cajun Dressing is one of my all-time favorite main dish dinner salads! It’s got plenty of protein from the spicy grilled Cajun chicken, and a homemade creamy Cajun dressing to help tone down the heat just a bit. And the crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado are just the thing for a warm summer evening meal!
Heaven knows I am not much of a salad person. I wish I was, truly I do, but usually I’m all about meat and the carbs. So when I find a salad that can satisfy my comfort food lovin’ heart while attempting to eat a little healthier, you know I’m going to share it with you. And oh baby, this Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Creamy Cajun Dressing definitely delivers.
Granted, the dressing is on the naughtier side since it is made with sour cream, mayonnaise and buttermilk, but a little can go a long way with a salad like this where there is so much other flavor and goodness that you don’t want to smother it in too much dressing anyway.
For starters, you are going to want to make my favorite homemade Cajun seasoning spice blend. You could always just buy a Cajun spice blend from the store, but why bother when you’ve already got all the herbs and spices you need in your pantry and can control the amount of heat & salt by making it yourself at home?
A single batch is just right for four chicken breasts, but you need a teaspoon or two of Cajun seasoning in the creamy Cajun dressing, so go ahead and make a double batch. Any leftovers are delicious sprinkled over potatoes before roasting them or added to an amazing aioli to add some pep to sandwiches or use for dipping. Just store any extra seasoning mix in an airtight container.
Serve this salad with your chicken still hot off the grill, or make the chicken in advance and chill it for a nice, cool summer dinner. It’s delicious either way. I like to make sure to have extra chicken leftover so I can make myself a salad for lunch the next day too.
And if you are looking for other soul-satisfying dinner salads, check out this BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad or my Tex-Mex Doritos Taco Salad. Both are also phenomenal and good for times when you are cutting back on carbs and maybe trying to get just a little more green in your diet.
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