Crispy Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Blue Cheese

Crispy Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Blue Cheese

Main-dish salad ready in 40 minutes! Serve this crispy chicken mixed with salad greens, cranberries and Progresso® bread crumbs – a hearty dinner.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

10

servings

1/4
cup red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon salt
3/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup extra-virgin olive oil
8
cups gourmet mixed salad greens
1
cup diced peeled cucumber
6
medium green onions, sliced (6 tablespoons)
2/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)
5
chicken breast tenders (about 1 lb)
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
1
cup vegetable oil
1
cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped, toasted
  1. In small bowl, mix vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper with wire whisk. Slowly add olive oil, stirring constantly with whisk until smooth; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix salad greens, cucumber, onions, cranberries and cheese. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dip chicken in egg; coat with bread crumbs.
  4. In 12-inch skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Fry chicken, in 2 batches, in oil 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Cut each tender crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.
  5. Toss salad with 1/3 cup of the dressing; add walnuts and toss gently. Divide salad among 10 plates; top with chicken. Drizzle with desired amount of remaining dressing.
Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 431
    • Total Fat 33g
      • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
    • Sodium 438mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 18g
      • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Protein 19g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1/2 Fruit;
      • 1/2 Vegetable;
      • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
      • 6 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.