Cajun Chicken Salad is perfect, low-carb meal for any weather. The crunchy almond chips and strawberries compliment the grilled cajun chicken perfectly. A simple, but rich blend of spices enhances the grilled chicken in this recipe.
In a large ziplock bag, or a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, lime juice and Cajun Seasoning. Add chicken to the bag, zip it, and shake to coat the chicken with the wet-rub. Refrigerate it for 20 mins-4 hours
Oven Broiler Method
Turn on the broiler. Place chicken on a lined baking sheet and cook for 6-8 minutes on 'each' side, flipping half way through, or till chicken is cooked through. Rest 10 minutes before serving.
Pour 1 cup water in the inner pot. Place a trivet. Stack the seasoned chicken on the trivet. Close the lid. Set vent to "Sealing" position. Pressure cook on Manual (or Pressure Cook) for 8 minutes for Chicken Breast, and 6 mins for Chicken Thighs. Wait for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure manually (NPR10), and open the lid after the pin drops. Remove chicken and rest 5 minutes before slicing.
As an optional step before slicing the chicken, you can heat a skillet and sear the chicken on both sides for a minute, to add a grilled flavor to this chicken. You can do the same by placing it under the broiler too.
Grill Pan, Skillet or Outdoor Grill
Heat the grill-pan on medium-high heat. When hot, place chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes on 'each' side, flipping half way through, or till chicken is cooked through. Rest 10 minutes before serving. When using an outdoor grill, place the chicken on a medium-high heat zone and follow the same time as the grill pan.
Assemble the Salad
Combine all the ingredients for salad in a large bowl. Using a mason jar, or a small mixing bowl, combine and whisk together all ingredients listed under "Salad Dressing". Mix well to combine the dressing well. Pour over the salad mix and toss gently. Slice up the chicken and serve on top of the salad. Enjoy!
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.