Saturday, March 21, 2009

As I've confessed several times I am not a great cook. I mean sure I can cook the heck out of anything that comes prepackaged and all I have to do is add a few ingredients, but as far as making something from scratch I am completely clueless.

There used to be this pizza place in my town and when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter I craved their food! More specifically I craved their Chicken Fry Salads...I mean I could eat these all day every day! They closed quite a few years ago and I was devastated because I loved those damn salads, so I had to try to make it on my own and to my surprise I did (now I know you're all like how hard could a salad be, and it's not, but just the stress of wondering if mine would be as good as theirs was enough to make me lose my mind). I'm happy to report that mine tasted better and I wanted to share this quick, easy, delicious, and not all that bad for your body recipe with y'all...enjoy!

Now since I never write recipes for anything that I make I'm just going to show you how I make it...yes I took pictures!

First I take 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts and marinate them in 1 1/2 cups of Italian dressing for about an hour. Then I cut them in bite size pieces, add salt and pepper, and cook them on the stove top in about a teaspoon of vegetable oil until cooked through. (You can also grill the chicken and then cut it up and it tastes equally amazing!)

At the same time the chicken is marinating I start the fries in the oven and cook them until they are crispy and golden brown.

I then take whatever bagged salad mix I have and add cucumber, green pepper, and whatever other veggies I have around.

You assemble it with the salad on the bottom, then fries, chicken, cheese, and dressing and I promise you this is the best salad you will ever eat! Enjoy!


  1. That looks incredibly delicious!!!

  2. OMG! That looks YUMMY! I think we will have that tonight. Thanks for sharing! You rock!

  3. Oh my WORD! That looks so good!

  4. I never heard of it but boy it sure looks yummy.

  5. It looks very yummy! I can't get over the fries, that looks super good!

    P.S. I totally agree, about the super nice people I've met here. I can't get over how nice people can be. It's great to have all you wonderful ladies! Muah

  6. What?!? It's like eating healthy yet being a little sinful! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, looks great!
    Another thing I can try. My boys would love this.

  8. Oh my word, that is just downright EVIL and YUMMY LOOKIN' and GOOD and.. did I mention evil?? LOL

    My diet is shot to heck now cuz I WANT THAT REEEEEEEEEALLY BADLY lol

    (Oh, and should you try my muffins, remember, do not do what I did. Ok? Ok. LOL)

  9. Wow -- that looks so yummy! Thanks for your note on Juni & Pip. I'm in Raleigh, but used to live in Charlotte. Have a couple of friends from NC who are in Ohio, but they'd rather be back here too ;)

  10. I never heard of putting fries in a salad... but it looks good! I will have to give it a try!


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