One of our favorite salads ever is chicken caesar salad but what makes it spectacular is the crispy parmesan crust on the chicken. I got this recipe from Allrecipes com and it sound delish
The chicken is great and don't limit to using this chicken in just the salad. It’s also amazing over spaghetti with a simple red sauce, or tossed in fettuccine with a garlic cream sauce. I used panko breadcrumbs to make the breading because it gives such a nice crispy texture. Panko is a Japanese style of breadcrumb that uses crustless bread, so whatever you use it for is lighter and airier than it would be with regular breadcrumbs.
Here's how you do the vinaigrette. Combine 1 cup canola oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender. Blend on low speed for just a few seconds to mix thoroughly. Pour into a small bowl and add the minced garlic. Chill until you are ready to use the dressing.
When you are ready to make the salads, toss romaine and celery with 3/4 cup of the balsamic vinaigrette. Arrange the romaine on 4 plates, then sprinkle slice tomatoes, onion bell pepper, brown sugar and 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans on top of each salad. followed by about 2 tablespoons of crumbled bleu cheese. Slice the chicken and top each salad with the equivalent of one chicken breast.
This dish is great. Very easy to make and it's substantive enough to be a real meal, without being too heavy. The combination of chicken, bleu cheese and pecans sings and the balsamic vinaigrette is outstanding. I'll definitely use the recipe for that vinaigrette again in other salads. I can see why this would be a popular order at T.G.I. Friday's.
I'd highly recommend this dish. It's easy, delicious and would be good for a lunch or dinner.
Note from The Cook
You can used left over nugget from MCD or KFC if you are unreluctant to made the crust. It's ok.
Ini chicken salad yang saya suka. Cukup terkenal di TGI....benda2 macam ini kalau kita nak try selalunya was2 takut isi halal haram cadi buat sendiri..lebih kurang macam ceasar salad juga, Ayam saya guba fullet ayam salut dengan Panko breadcrumbs dan sedikit cheese. Untuk saladnya gunala apa yang ada...saya masykkan lettyse argula tomato bawang besar walnut dan sedikit blue cheese. No limit for that untuk dressing guna dressing biasa. Sedap ratah ni.
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