Fried Chicken Dinner Salad


This is a quick dinner salad. I prefer mine with a honey mustard dressing and my husband likes his with ranch dressing. Use the dressing of your choice.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs (such as Progresso®)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 3 cups chopped lettuce

  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges

  • 2 carrots, grated

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved

  • 6 tablespoons ranch dressing


  1. Beat egg in a shallow dish.

  2. Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese together in a shallow dish.

  3. Season chicken with Cajun seasoning. Dip chicken into beaten egg and dredge in bread crumb mixture, pressing lightly to coat evenly.

  4. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook breaded chicken in the hot oil until golden brown, about 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain chicken on paper towels. Slice into strips.

  5. Divide lettuce, tomato, carrots, and hard-boiled eggs between 2 large pasta bowls. Top with sliced chicken; drizzle salad dressing on top.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1276 Calories
95g Fat
56g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 95g 122%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 395mg 132%
Sodium 1721mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 313mg 24%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 958mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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