Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Justin's Chicken Finger Salad Recipe

I know it has been a few weeks since Aaron McCargo Jr's new show Big Daddy's House premired. I have to admit I have only watched that first episode. I seem have been busy the last couple Sundays.

However I have recieved a lot of traffic from people searching for Justin's Chicken tender salad. Also for some reason I am listed at number 1 for google for the search even though I have only mentioned it once. So I figured I owed to those visiting and to Google for placing me so high in the search, I have to post it. I still can't believe though I am listed higher than Food Network for one of their recipes and I only mentioned it in a post. Go figure! I apologize to those of you that have come here looking for something and not finding it. So here you go

Justin's Chicken Tender Salad
Recipe courtesy Aaron McCargo
Show: Big Daddy's House
Episode: Boy's Night In

1 (8-ounce) bag spicy chips (recommended: Doritos)
1 (8-ounce) bag blue corn tortilla chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
1 cup grapeseed oil
1 to 2 tablespoons Big Daddy Seasoning, recipe follows
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
2 cups field greens
1 (12-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups diced plum tomatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
2 avocados, diced
4 ounces sliced jalapeno
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 (16-ounce) bottle peppercorn ranch dressing

With hands crush each bag of chips separately into a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, add 1 cup of flour and in another shallow dish; beat 3 eggs. Dredge chicken strips in flour, then egg and finally into the crushed tortillas. Dredge half the chicken in the spicy chips and the other half into the blue corn chips. Transfer to plate. Sprinkle with Big Daddy seasoning.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chicken strips 1 at a time and pan- fry until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan onto a plate and reserve.

In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, field greens, beans, plum tomatoes, Cheddar, avocados, jalapenos and fresh cilantro. Top with cooked chicken and peppercorn dressing.

Big Daddy Seasoning:
1/2 cup smokey paprika
1/4 cup granulated onion powder
1/4 cup granulated garlic powder
3 tablespoons seasoned salt
1/4 cup fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup kosher salt

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl.

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