Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CRISPY CHICKEN SALAD / Homemade version of KFC chicken fingers

A healthy take on KFC chicken fingers by adding crunchy vegetables and homemade mayonnaise.

How to make Crispy Chicken Salad / Main course Chicken Salad?
Cooking Time : 5min
Preparation Time : 20min
Serves : 2 

crispy chicken salad

Ingredients for Crispy chicken Salad :

Chicken breast : 1, (approx : 140g), cut into thin strips, pat dried
Maida : 1/4Cup
Bread crumbs : 1/4 Cup (toast 3 bread slices and when it cools, crush in mixer) ++
Egg : 1,slightly beaten with 1tsp milk
White Pepper Powder : 1/4tsp 
Natural Vinegar / Lemon juice: 1tsp
Garlic Paste / Garlic Powder : 1/2tsp 
Oil to deep fry
Cherry tomatoes : 4, halved / half of a normal tomato , finely chopped
English cucumber : 1, thinly sliced
string cheese : 1, cubed , optional
Romaine Lettuce : 1/2Cup
Salad Dressing / Mayonnaise : 2tbsp, i used my homemade mayonnaise (you can use any salad dressing)

crispy chicken salad

Method for making crunchy / crispy chicken strips :

1. In a bowl mix together lemon juice / vinegar, garlic powder, pepper powder and salt. Now add pat dried chicken strips and marinate for 15 minutes in refrigerator.

2. Spread maida in a wide plate and add chicken strips. Mix well to coat thoroughly. Now for the second coating, take each chicken strips and dip them in the egg and milk batter and immediately transfer to the plate with bread crumbs. Coat well and repeat the same with remaing chicken strips

3. Deep fry and transfer them to a paper towel.

crispy chicken salad

Arranging the salad :

First arrange romaine in a wide plate. Now add chopped tomatoes, cucumber and string cheese. Neatly add chicken strips in the middle and serve with a salad dressing of your choice or my homemade mayonnaise.

Notes :1. you can make chicken nuggets / chicken drumsticks in the same way. 2. you can add your favorite vegetables for the salad

crispy chicken salad


  1. I too think that this crispy chicken is even better than that of the KFC. Plus the salad has made it look even more inviting.

  2. what a beautiful recipe that is. even my son would finish the bowl in no time.

  3. wonderful looking salad... i would love to eat it with that yummy chicken on it...

  4. That salad looks so gooooooooddddddd