Sliced crispy chicken with salad next to it on a round white plate (with logo overlay)

Crispy Chicken with Salad

Combine just a few simple ingredients to make a delicious dressing to pour over a salad served with crispy panko-covered chicken.

As the weather starts to warm up, we often find ourselves looking for a light, easy dish for dinner. Most of the time, that means we are grilling something, but there are days that we can’t get out to grill. So my second option is usually a salad with a light dressing. But, a salad isn’t always enough to keep me full, so we will add protein to it as well.

One such meal is this delicious crispy chicken with salad. The idea for this meal came from one of the many magazines that I somehow ended up subscribed to over the years. The first time I made this recipe was the first time we had arugula as a salad. Ever since then, that’s the only type of lettuce I buy for a salad at home. Well, either plain arugula or the mixture of spinach and arugula.

I cooked the chicken similar to how I have done a few recipes before, with dredging the meat in flour, then egg, then cover in panko. It’s a great way to get a crust on the chicken without too much work. Then the chicken is fried in a pan. The best part about this recipe is the dressing for the salad. I wasn’t sure at first, reading through the ingredients, but I was left wishing I had doubled it to have some the next day.

Step by Step

Lay out three small bowls. Fill one with flour, another with the egg, and the last with the panko. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, then egg, then cover with panko. Make sure to thoroughly cover the chicken at each step and let extra egg drip off before putting in the panko.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place the chicken into the oil and fry until it is cooked through and golden brown, turning at least once. This should take about 5-10 minutes per side, depending on how thick the chicken breast is. Sprinkle the chicken with salt after it finished cooking.

Meanwhile, whisk together all of the ingredients for the salad dressing in a medium mixing bowl.

Add the arugula and red pepper to the dressing and toss gently to coat.

Divide the salad and chicken among your serving plates and top with capers and parsley to garnish.

Recipe

Sliced crispy chicken with salad next to it on a round white plate

Crispy Chicken with Salad

Combine just a few simple ingredients to make a delicious dressing to pour over a salad served with crispy panko-covered chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, chicken, dressing, salad
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1/4 red onion (sliced thin)
  • 2 tsp capers (drained)
  • 1 tsp parsley
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Lay out three small bowls and fill one with flour, another with the egg, and the last with the panko
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, then egg, then cover with panko making sure to thoroughly cover the chicken at each step and let extra egg drip off before putting in the panko
  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat
  • Place the chicken into the oil and fry until it is cooked through and golden brown, turning at least once, about 5-10 minutes per side, depending on how thick the chicken breast is
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt after it finishes cooking
  • Meanwhile, whisk together all of the ingredients for the salad dressing in a medium mixing bowl
  • Add the arugula and red pepper to the dressing and toss gently to coat
  • Divide the salad and chicken among your serving plates and top with capers and parsley to garnish
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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken with Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 684mg29%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Crispy Chicken with Salad

30 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken with Salad”

  1. Mmmm…I love using a panko crust on my breaded chicken and the salad dressing sounds simple and delicious – you can’t beat fresh dressing! I like the added capers!

  2. Omg can we say yum?!?! One of my favorite types of salads! I actually have crispy chicken salads on our dinner menu for this week 🙂

  3. This meal looks like it would be one that my family would devour. I really need to give this chicken a try. It looks amazing by itself!

  4. Melanie williams

    Salad and chicken such a fab combination for sure. Ideal for a summer evening in the garden with a mocktail or two xx

  5. I absolutely love anything with capers in it. This recipe reminds me of a chicken picatta that my mom makes that I love. I will definitely have to try this. Looks so delicious.

  6. Here is a complete and delicious meal that would make me happy right now. We had brunch today and as I am reading this post, I realized I could eat something now. Everything looks so delicious and nothing can beat that crispy chicken.

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