Blackened Chicken Salad with Avocado

Blackened Chicken Salad with Avocado

by Body Complete Rx

Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad – This easy blackened chicken salad recipe with chunky avocado is the simplest and healthiest meal you can make! Chicken is seasoned and grilled to perfection with paprika, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and olive oil. For the finishing touch, you can also drizzle with our delicious apple cider vinegar dressing. Pairing chicken with salad is always a wonderful option for a light and healthy meal at home or on the go. Enjoy!


The blackened chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced horizontally
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered chicken stock, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt and fresh cracked pepper

The avocado salad

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, fresh or dried
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan shavings, optional


1. To make the blackened chicken salad with avocado: In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Coat the chicken breasts with the marinade and cook on medium-low heat in a skillet until cooked through – about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts. If chicken browns too fast, reduce the heat.

2. Add the chopped lettuce, diced avocado, tomato, and onion to a large salad bowl, drizzling the olive oil and sprinkling with salt, pepper, and cilantro. Toss to combine and sprinkle with parmesan shavings. You can also add a good drizzle of our apple cider vinegar dressing.

3. Once cooked, transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch strips, place on top of the avocado salad and serve the blackened chicken avocado salad immediately. Enjoy!