Grilled Blackened Chicken with Mandarin Orange Dressing

Chicken Ingredients

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
1/8 tsp onion powder


Mix together the paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, white pepper, and onion powder. Oil the chicken breasts with cooking spray on both sides, rub the chicken breasts evenly with the spice mixture.

Place chicken on grill and cook until no longer pink.

Dressing Ingredients

1/4 cup mandarin orange section, chopped
Juice from oranges
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
3 TBSP sesame oil
2 TBSP honey
Salt and pepper if needed


Place juice from oranges, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, vinegar, oil, sesame oil, and honey into a blender container. Cover and blend on medium speed for 30 to 45 seconds.

Then transfer to a small bowl and add the chopped orange sections. Stir to mix, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Serve chicken on a bed of spinach and drizzle with orange dressing. Add almonds and shredded carrots for garnish.