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Chicken nugget Caesar salad

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Caesar salad with crispy chicken nuggets

Step up your Caesar salad by adding crispy chicken nuggets.

Chicken nugget Caesar salad recipe

As if chicken nuggets weren't delicious enough on their own, just wait until you try them on top of a Caesar salad. These nuggets are simple and quick to make. But a word of warning, you'll need to make extra because they disappear quickly between the skillet and the serving plate. It happens every time. This salad makes a great meal and tastes wonderful with a big piece of garlic bread.

Chicken nugget Caesar salad recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the chicken nuggets:

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

For the salad:

  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup prepared Caesar salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon prepared Caesar salad dressing (to drizzle for garnish)

Directions:

For the chicken nuggets:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into nugget-size pieces (about 2 inches square).
  2. In a medium-size bowl add the pieces of chicken, pepper and the salt.
  3. Mix the chicken in with the pepper and salt so each piece is coated.
  4. In a small bowl add the flour. Add a few of the pieces of chicken in the flour and coat all sides.
  5. Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat and add the canola oil.
  6. Sprinkle a very small bit of the flour in the skillet. As soon as the flour starts to sizzle, add the flour-coated pieces of chicken.
  7. Continue coating the pieces of chicken and adding them to the skillet, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to make a couple batches depending on the size of your pan.
  8. Turn the pieces of chicken as they are cooking so that each side turns a golden color.
  9. Once done, remove the chicken from the skillet onto a rack or paper towel. Set aside for a moment.

For the salad:

  1. Clean the lettuce and dry thoroughly. Cut (or tear) the romaine lettuce leaves.
  2. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, Parmesan cheese and the croutons.
  3. Just before serving, add the Caesar salad dressing and toss all ingredients together.
  4. Then add the salad to serving plates and top with the chicken nuggets.
  5. Drizzle a little bit more dressing on top of the nuggets and serve as soon as possible.

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