Chicken Caesar Salad
My family loves both chicken and salad, so I created this main-dish
salad. The chicken portion can be used in a variety of settings, including
an Italian pasta salad and a pita salad. I like to make my own Caesar dressing,
but often there is not enough time, so I keep a bottle of prepared dressing
on hand for those rushed times.
Combine flour and seasoned salt in plastic bag.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves
2 eggs, beaten lightly with 1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons oil
1 head Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 large ripe tomato, cut into bite-size pieces
1 large avocado, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice (optional)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup bottled Caesar dressing
Packaged dinner rolls, heated, if desired
Pound chicken to half-inch thick.
Combine bread crumbs with sesame seeds in plastic bag.
Dredge in flour-salt mixture, shaking off excess.
Dip in beaten eggs, allowing excess to drip off.
Coat with bread crumbs.
Heat oil in large frying pan.
Fry chicken in oil till golden brown on both sides and thoroughly
cooked inside. (Cut to test that no pinkness remains.)
Remove to cutting board. Slice chicken into 2" strips. Tent with
foil to keep warm.
Combine lettuce, tomato, avocado (if using), and red onion in large
salad bowl. Pour dressing over and toss to combine.
Top salad with sliced chicken and serve with dinner rolls.