Completely Keto Blackened Chicken Salad

In the heart of New Orleans, a city celebrated for its vibrant music, rich history, and culinary magic, there lived a chef named Charlotte. Charlotte’s small bistro, nestled among the colorful streets of the French Quarter, was a haven for those seeking a taste of the city’s famed cuisine with a healthy twist. Amidst the buzz of jazz and the rhythm of life, Charlotte sought to create a dish that would capture the essence of New Orleans while catering to her growing clientele of health-conscious diners. Thus, the idea for the Completely Keto Blackened Chicken Salad was born.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional blackening techniques of Cajun cooking, Charlotte set out to craft a salad that was as bold in flavor as it was nourishing. She selected high-quality chicken, coating it generously with a homemade blend of poultry seasoning and tenderizer, then searing it in olive oil or butter until it was perfectly blackened. The spice-crusted exterior of the chicken, coupled with its juicy interior, promised to be the star of the dish.

For the salad, Charlotte chose a base of crisp lettuce and spring greens, adding layers of texture and freshness with thin slices of ripe avocados, English cucumbers, and the bright pop of cherry tomatoes. The salad was brought together with finely chopped red onion, adding a sharp contrast that balanced the richness of the chicken.

The dressing, a simple yet vibrant combination of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, Pink Himalayan salt, and a pinch of black pepper, was the final touch that tied the salad together, enhancing the flavors without overwhelming them.

Charlotte’s Completely Keto Blackened Chicken Salad quickly became a sensation, a testament to her culinary skill and her ability to blend tradition with innovation. It was more than just a meal; it was a celebration of New Orleans’ spirit, offering a guilt-free way to indulge in the city’s bold flavors. Through her creation, Charlotte proved that even within the constraints of a ketogenic diet, the joy of good food and the soul of New Orleans cooking could thrive, bringing together a community of diners eager to savor every bite.

Harlan Kilstein’s Completely Keto Blackened Chicken Salad

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 674 kcal




  • 1 head lettuce or a bag of spring greens
  • 2 Ripe avocados cut in halves and sliced thin
  • 1 Long English cucumber sliced thin
  • 1 Whole red onion chopped into small cubes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
  • Dressing:
  • 4 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1 fresh lemon juice only
  • 1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 Pinch ground black pepper


  1. Using a tenderizer, hammer each piece of chicken in between two sheets of parchment paper
  2. Dip each piece of chicken into poultry seasoning on both sides evenly
  3. Heat up skillet on medium-high heat and add olive oil or butter
  4. Place hammered chicken in skillet and sear on each side for 3-5 minutes
  5. Remove and set aside
  6. Mix salad dressing in a jar or small bowl
  7. Plate salad and then place tenderized & blackened chicken on top and pour dressing over
  8. Enjoy!

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03/18/2024 12:57 am GMT
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