Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad from

I’m so excited to share with you today, I have been working with KitchenAid as a contributor to their blog launched this past May! This is my second recipe, a Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing! You’ll love it, I know it! My first recipe for KitchenAid was an Asian-Style Roasted Whole Snapper.

These two recipes are part of KitchenAid’s kitchen challenges; encouraging us all that there’s more to make and to push ourselves in the kitchen. I love them because each one I have participated in have actually been a challenge for me. Stretching where I want to go and where I can go in the kitchen.

For the recipe, hop on over to the KitchenAid blog!

But before you go, I wanted to show you my diary of a theft (via iPhone photos)…

Prince the girl cat

Prince (one of our cats) is a girl and she came to live with us a couple of years ago from my sister. She’s probably 12 or 13 years old now. She usually sleeps on the dog bed or under my desk while I’m working or you can find her on Charley’s bed in our bedroom. Sometimes when I’m photographing, she is a little interested.

This was the first time, there was more than just interest…

Prince the girl cat

She was surveying the landscape and checking out to see if the authorities were around…

Prince the girl cat

I couldn’t believe the nerve of her (and those extra toes, they are great for stealing). Okay, I could. She’s a cat who thinks she’s a dog who has more clout than the dogs in this house. Needless to say, I gave her a piece of chicken when I was done shooting this recipe and…

Prince “says” she liked it and hopes you’ll go check out and comment on my Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing! 😉

Disclosure: I was compensated for my guest post over on the KitchenAid blog. However, I was not required to write this post. Opinions are always my own and I only work with brands I love.

33 Responses to “Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing”

  1. 1
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 8, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Love a great salad with chicken!!! This looks amazing with that ranch dressing!!!


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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 8, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Love the cat photos, Julie! And the homemade ranch – can’t wait to try that!


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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — July 8, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I have the same problem sometimes….but with a 3 yr old human.


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    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — July 8, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    The nerve of that cat. Can’t blame her, though. It’s a pretty-looking salad.


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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — July 8, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    I’ll go check out your delicious recipe, but your kitty cracked me up!!!!


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    Rachel — July 8, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    That looks SO good!


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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — July 8, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Love, love, love these cute shots! And homemade Ranch? Yes, please!


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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 8, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    This looks so delicious, Julie! Great flavors, and I love the homemade dressing. Such a funny shot of your kitty trying to grab at it, haha!


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    Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} — July 8, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    O.K. Julie. This is officially the 1st time in my life I’ve seen a cat eat salad. Honed right in on the chicken…lol


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    Tieghan — July 8, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    In love with this salad! Smoke paprika is my favorite and with homemade ranch? Yes, please! Oh and how fun to work with kitchen aid!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 9, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    This looks so yummy! I love ranch dressing so much. And those kitty pictures are hilarious!


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    Ash- foodfashionparty — July 9, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    Such a tasty salad with home made dressing, yet another one for our hot summer days. You cat is such a cuties..


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    Terri C — July 9, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    This looks and sounds wonderful ! Cute post :)


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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 9, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Gorgeous salad, Julie!


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    Cat Davis | Food Family & Finds — July 9, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Oh I’m definitely going to try this. I bought a bottle of smoked paprika a few months ago for a recipe and haven’t had a reason to use it since.


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    bridget {bake at 350} — July 9, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    That is the CUTEST!!! And the salad looks mighty delicious, too! 😉


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    Flavia — July 9, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Love this recipe and your kitty is the sweetest!


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    Tanya Schroeder — July 9, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Seriously, how can you blame Prince? This salad looks fantastic!! You cat clearly has very good taste. I have to go check out the recipe!


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    DessertForTwo — July 9, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Gorgeous! Heading over to check out the recipe!

    PS I think your cat really deserves a small little taste. She’s trying so hard! She deserves it :)


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    Nessa — July 9, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Adorable pics! The salad looks fantastic :)


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    Suzanne — July 9, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    Love Prince! He really goes for dishes with chicken.


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    Crissy Page — July 10, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    DO NOT let the cat get it!! LOL.

    Looks delish!


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    Kira — July 11, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    OMG, I can’t believe your cat went for the salad, he’s too cute


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    addie | culicurious — July 11, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    this looks so tasty, Julie!! :) And I LOVE the cat pics. Prince has a little personality, that one! 😉


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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 13, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    :) I love the cat photos, so similar to my household! This salad looks incredible, I bet it is so satisfying!


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    natalie @ wee eats — July 13, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    Look at that blatant thievery! what a sneaky sneak!

    Homemade ranch is the best and I’m OBSESSED with paprika on everything (especially smoked paprika)!


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 14, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Oh wow. Love that huge piece of marble! I’ve been looking for a piece or even just something like looks like marble.

    And you’re writing for the KitchenAid blog?! Nice! Going to go check it out! :)


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    Aggie — July 14, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Those pics are cracking me up!! This salad looks amazing. I’ve been craving a good homemade ranch lately. Yum!


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 15, 2013 @ 2:29 am

    Awwww, I love that shot of Prince. Too cute!


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    William — July 22, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I can’t believe that Prince!

    I love smoked paprika…it has the smoky flavor of chipotle without the heat. It’s great for a mixed crowd with some people that may not enjoy the spiciness.


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    None — August 1, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    Yes, I have seen this post of yours in KitchenAid and I actually gave it a try. I am so thankful for all your posts. This recipe, like all the others are so good. By the way, I do understand your cat. I would have done the same if I were there waiting for you to get done! Anyway, thank you for this post!


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