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Million Dollar Crispy Chicken And Broccoli Salad

Put down the phone and pull out your cutting board, because Million Dollar Crispy Chicken And Broccoli Salad beats even the best take out!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
if making the chicken fingers from scratch, allow for prep and cook time of: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, chicken and vegetables, chicken fingers, easy, fried chicken, honey mustard, honey mustard vinaigrette, kid friendly, main dish salad, salad, small red onion, spinach and chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1861kcal
Cost: $1.56 per serving

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Ingredients

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    Ingredients for Million Dollar Crispy Chicken And Broccoli Salad

      for the honey mustard vinaigrette

      • 3 tablespoons honey
      • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
      • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      • 2/3 cup olive oil I use Thea Greek Olive Oil exclusively

      for the Million Dollar Crispy Chicken And Broccoli Salad

        if making chicken tenders from scratch, see my recipe for 'Everything Bagel' Chicken Tenders here, otherwise you will need to purchase ; feel like you can omit the everything bagel seasoning if you need to, as the tenders will still be delicious

        • 5 to 7 fried chicken fingers rough chopped into 1-inch pieces
        • 1 head Romaine lettuce thinly sliced into 1/2-inch ribbons
        • 5 cups broccoli florets trimmed, cut small-ish
        • 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes halved, may substitute green
        • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
        • 3/4 cup honey almond slices may substitute whole honeyed almonds
        • 1/4 cup red onion shaved very thin

        Instructions

        The Method

        • Whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until blended and smooth. Drizzle in oil very slowly, whisking until emulsified, 30 seconds. Place the broccoli florets in a separate large bowl. Add half the dressing to the florets to saturate and completely coat.
        • To the broccoli and dressing mixture, add shredded Romaine, halved grapes, cheese, almonds, and onion. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours. Stir in chopped chicken tenders and toss with remainder of dressing just before serving. **ALTERNATE - serve the remainder of the dressing tableside.

        Notes

        This salad makes a GORGEOUS and colorful layered salad in a trifle bowl for pot lucks, picnics, and cook outs.

        Nutrition

        Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1861kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 212g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 620mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 2518mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 10105IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 12mg

        Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.