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Crispy Chicken Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Crispy Maple Chicken

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts pounded with a meat mallet until thin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Tajín seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying

Salad

  • 1 serving prepared crispy maple chicken sliced
  • 8-12 cups fresh greens
  • 2 4-ounce balls sliced in half
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • crushed red pepper to taste

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare your chicken by placing the sour cream in one shallow bowl and placing the panko bread crumbs thru the black pepper in another shallow bowl. Mix the panko mixture until combined.
  • Taking one piece of chicken at a time, dip and smother in the sour cream and the dip into the panko mixture. Toss to coast and press to adhere where needed. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat for the rest of the chicken.
  • Pour the vegetable oil into a heavy, large skillet until it reaches 1/4 inch (approximately) up the side of the pan. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Test that the oil is hot enough by dropping a pinch of panko into the pan. If it sizzles, then it's ready to go. If it burns up immediately, the oil is too hot. Add the chicken (working in batches if needed), and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and add to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve the chicken on a bed of fresh greens, burrata, tomatoes, avocado, and red onion. Top with honey maple dressing (recipe below). Season with crushed red pepper or black pepper if desired. Enjoy!

Honey Maple Dressing

  • Add all ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk together until combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve with spicy crispy chicken salad!