Crispy Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Aug 20 2019
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Hungry Girl's Healthy Crispy Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

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Entire recipe: 345 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 786mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 13g sugars, 41.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes



2 tbsp. panko breadcrumbs

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

Dash salt

4 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips

2 tbsp. liquid egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

3 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce

1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2 hard-boiled egg whites, roughly chopped

2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese



1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tbsp. honey

1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a wide bowl, mix breadcrumbs with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.

Place chicken in another wide bowl. Top with liquid egg whites/substitute, and flip to coat. One at a time, shake chicken strips to remove excess egg, and coat with seasoned breadcrumbs. Place on the baking sheet, and top with any remaining breadcrumbs.

Bake for 8 minutes. Flip chicken, and bake until slightly browned and crispy, about 8 more minutes.

Meanwhile, place lettuce on a large plate or in a large bowl, and top with tomatoes, hard-boiled egg whites, and cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until uniform.

Add chicken to the plate/bowl and drizzle with dressing, or serve it on the side.


Air Fryer Alternative! Set air fryer to 392 degrees (or 400 degrees, depending on your air fryer). Cook chicken until golden brown and crispy, about 10 - 12 minutes, flipping halfway.

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