Plantain Chicken Salad Weight loss meal

Cajun Chicken Plantain Salad w Sweet Paprika Dressing

Delicious Grilled Cajun Chicken & Fried Plantains with a Sweet Paprika Dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 380 kcal
Author WhittyPaleo


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow plantain
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning (recipe in notes)
  • 90 grams mixed leaves (Arugula/Wild Rocket, Baby Spinach, Baby Red Chard)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 avocado

Sweet Paprika Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (more for frying plantains)


  1. Rub your chicken with the Cajun Seasoning and you can either leave overnight or do it this quick way.
  2. Place your chicken in a large ziploc bag and smash your chicken with a rolling pin, till it is as flat as you can get it.
  3. Heat up your griddle pan on a high heat till it gets hot!
  4. Cut off the ends of your plantain and then slice in half lengthwise. Slice each half again (in half) and dice.
  5. Place another pan or pot on medium heat and add some coconut oil.
  6. By now, your griddle pan should be hot enough, add your chicken and cover with a lid. Leave chicken to cook for about 3-4 mins, then flip and cook for another 4-5 mins. Your chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165F or chicken is white the whole way through.
  7. At the same time as cooking your chicken, add your diced plantains to the second pan and cook till brown and caramelised. Once done, remove and place on a towel or in a colander to drain the excess oil.
  8. Prepare your salad (wash and dry your veg), then construct your salad by placing the leaves at the bottom and the chicken, plantain, tomatoes and avocado on top. Or you could construct however you like!
  9. For the Sweet Paprika Sauce: mix the honey, paprika and 1/2 teaspoon of Coconut Oil together and drizzle onto salad.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

You don't have to grill your chicken or fry your plantains. These instructions follow exactly how I would make them. Feel free to bake your chicken and steam/boil your plantains. You can also add different types of veg to this salad - it's your world lovely!