Grilled Spicy Chicken with Celery-Apple Salad

The creamy salad adds a cooling element to this spicy chicken.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced (including leaves)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup ranch dressing


  • Preheat a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill to high.
  • Mix seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Dust each side of the chicken breasts with the seasoning.
  • Cook each side of the chicken for about 5 to 6 minutes, reducing heat or repositioning the chicken on the grill if too much charring is occurring. Remove from grill and set aside 5 minutes.
  • While chicken rests, combine the celery, onion, apple, and dressing in a large bowl. Serve the warm chicken breasts with the salad.