Makes 2-3 servings

Blackened Chicken

½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast             ¼ tsp. smoked paprika

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil                                1/8 tsp. onion powder

Salt and cracked black pepper to taste            ¼ tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. ground cumin                                          1/8 tsp. chili powder

1/8 tsp. oregano                                                    Juice of ½ lime


Lime Juice Dressing

Crushed red pepper flakes, optional                            ¼ tsp. salt and black pepper

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil                                            3 Tbsp. lime juice



1 English cucumber, diced                                   1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced                    Cilantro or parsley

1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, diced



  1. Combine all chicken seasonings and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a mixing bowl or Ziploc bag. Add chicken breast and toss to coat.
  2. In the meantime, heat a nonstick, griddle pan over medium heat brushed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Once the grill pan is heated, add chicken breast and cook on each side approximately 3-4 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of chicken breast.  Remove from pan to a plate and allow to cool.

Lime Juice Dressing

While chicken is cooking, combine all ingredients for the lime dressing into a small mixing bowl.  Whisk well to combine.


  1. Once the chicken breast has cooled, cut into small cubes. Combine in a large bowl with the ingredients for the salad (cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, avocado).
  2. Drizzle the lime juice dressing over the top and toss well to combine. Serve immediately or keep for a few hours in the refrigerator.

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Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Michael Pennington is a physical therapist and the owner of Turning Point Physical Therapy, which is located in beautiful southern Oregon. He is a loving husband, father of six and a master of his trade. Before studying at Pacific University, Michael earned his Eagle Scout and served a full-time 2 year mission in south Africa. He is as accomplished as he is hard working. Al l of his experiences culminate together at his clinic and are evident in his patient care.
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