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Crispy Chicken with Apple Salad

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Golden, crispy chicken topped with red and green salad is a delicious option for a lighter meal.
by: Bev Cooks
Updated Apr 24, 2017
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  • 1 green apple, cut into a dice
  • 1 red apple, cut into a dice
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 -3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
  • Spinach for serving, if desired


  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine the apples, onions, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, honey and parsley leaves. Season with a small pinch of salt and toss to combine.
  • 2
    Heat the oil in a deep pot until hot.
  • 3
    Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then toss it in the panko breadcrumbs. Lower chicken into the oil and fry until golden brown on all sides. Place on paper towels to drain excess oil. Continue until all chicken is fried. (TIP: You may need to keep the oil at a medium temperature, so not to burn the outside, while cooking the chicken.)
  • 4
    Serve chicken on a bed of spinach (if desired) and top with apple salsa.

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  • The apples are red and green, so this Crispy Chicken with Apple Salad is festive! Right? …Right?! Because we need a break from cookies? Look. I know the cookies are delicious. I know the pies are scrumptious. I know the cakes are glorious. I know the fudge is miraculous. But Santa wanted me to let you know that it's HIS job to be huge and round and jolly and barely able to fit down the chimneys in a couple of nights – not ours. But hark it up! I still fried the chicken, so it's still jovial and filled with holiday glee. But we serve it over spinach greens and under a light-and-bright and colorful apple and onion salsa. Santa approves of this message. Your kiddies? Maybe not so much. So healthy! (minus the frying) It's seriously good. Crispy, crunchy, Christmasy. Do it.
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