sunday recipe: cornmeal-crusted chicken salad

i've been on a salad kick lately (i'm having sesame chicken salad for lunch today - thank you sunshine market!). i found this recipe over at self and i'm dying to try it out because i'm extra crazy about avacado, bell peppers + goat cheese and this cornmeal-crusted chicken sounds veeeery intruiging...plus the fact that i found this under the 30 minute meal category sold me immediately.

cornmeal-crusted chicken salad

avocados add a heart-healthy touch to this satisfying salad from executive chef stephane beaucamp at kantina in newport beach, california.

serves four


3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 whole egg

1 egg white

1/4 cup finely ground cornmeal

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons sugar

vegetable oil cooking spray

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each), sliced lengthwise into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips

1 avocado

8 oz mixed greens

1 jar (7 oz) roasted red peppers, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons grapefruit juice

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 teaspoons honey


heat oven to 425°. set out 3 shallow bowls: put 1/2 cup flour in the first, egg and egg white in the second and cornmeal and the remaining 1/4 cup flour in the third. season flour and cornmeal bowls with 1 tsp each of cumin, salt and sugar and a few grinds of black pepper. stir each bowl to blend ingredients. cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat foil with cooking spray. dust each chicken strip with flour mixture, then dip in egg, dredge in cornmeal mixture and place on sheet. bake 12 to 14 minutes, turning once halfway through, until chicken is cooked and crust is golden brown. cut avocado into thin wedges.

for dressing

whisk dressing ingredients in a bowl big enough to accommodate greens; toss greens in dressing and divide among 4 plates. top greens with chicken, avocado, peppers and goat cheese.

the skinny

467 calories per serving, 19 g fat (4.3 g saturated), 39 g carbs, 5.4 g fiber, 36 g protein

[image and recipe via: self magazine]


Mila said...

what to say but YUMMM!!!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

MMMM that looks so good. Now I want a salad for dinner!

Siri said...

I love cornmeal crusted anything, gets so crispy. Thanks for the recipe, this looks great!

Josie said...

Mmmmmm, this looks absolutely AMAZING! I'm for sure going to be trying this out soon.
xxoo Josie

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

My mom used to make cornmeal crusted salmon and it was delish. I definitely want to make this soon!

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...