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Corn-Chip Chicken Salad

Salad can be pretty boring by itself.  I need protein.  I need crunch.  This Corn-Chip Chicken Salad has both.  Enough chicken to make it a real meal, packaged in crunchy corn-chips.  Yup.  

Corn Chip Chicken Salad | Kita Roberts
Some days I want to quit. I want to pick my bike up and throw it into the woods and never look back. Some time between the seventh or tenth attempt to not get over a log, around the fourth crash things just start to get not fun. I am not pro rider. Heck, I’m not even that skilled of a rider. Bleeding and bruised, I want to quit.

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Thursday night, I was there. Angry and discouraged with myself, wondering how hard a nice easy hobby like crocheting would be to learn.

Saturday morning rolled around and I wasn’t in a much better mood. It had rained all night and I had a trail run. I knew it would be muddy and gross. My feet would be wet and I would be tired. I didn’t know that after an hour awake, sitting on the green grass in an open field, I would love this all over again. I certainly didn’t expect to cut 5 minutes off my last time (which by the way, I am pretty stoked about).IMG_20130511_103640

Needless to say, as I type this I am itching to get back on the bike. Itching to get miles in and play outside. Even though I am still rocking a cool Disney Princess band-aid from last weeks adventure, I’m no where near quitting yet.

Corn Chip Chicken Salad

Ok, time to eat.  I find salad pretty boring by itself.  It needs protein.  I need a crunch in a bad way.  This Corn-Chip Chicken Salad has both.  Enough chicken to make it a real meal, packaged in crunchy corn-chips.  Yup.  Make this.

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Corn Chip Chicken Salad | Kita Roberts

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Corn-Chip Chicken Salad

Corn Chip Chicken Salad | Kita Roberts

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For the Chicken:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 tsp cumin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups corn chips, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1 lbs chicken

For the Salad:

  • 2 heads romaine
  • 1-2 celery stalk
  • 3-4 radishes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1-2 carrots
  • toppings: scallions, bacon, dressing, barbecue sauce, shredded cheese


For the Chicken:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Arrange a wire rack over an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Slice the chicken into thin strips, 1/2" wide. 
  4. In a shallow bowl combine the flour, paprika, garlic salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Mix well. 
  5. In another shallow bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly foamy. 
  6. Place the crushed corn-chips in a third bowl. 
  7. Coat the chicken in the flour, dip in the eggs (drain excess), and roll about in the corn-chips. You're fingers are going to get messy. It's all good. 
  8. Arrange the corn-chip coated chicken evenly on the prepared wire rack and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Make the salad:

  1. Chop the romaine, slice and dice the celery, radishes, onions, red pepper, and carrot to your liking. Toss. 
  2. After the chicken has cooled a few moments from the oven, place over individual salads, or onto plates and top with toppings of your choice.
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Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 17th of May 2013

This salad looks so satisfying, that chicken on top looks so tasty!


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I'm not big on making salads into a main course, but I can 100% get behind this one. It looks delicious! Corn chips = major obsession of mine!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Great-looking salad! :)


Tuesday 14th of May 2013

salad looks soooo good. you are totally killing it too. Good on you.

respect m


Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Nice salad! Proud of you for not giving up. Remember: If was easy EVERYONE would do it, it's the HARD that makes it good!

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