Shawna's Southern Fried Chicken Salad

Shawna's Southern Fried Chicken Salad


"This fried chicken and rice salad with bacon dressing is an old favorite of mine."


30 m servings 844 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 844 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 53.3 g
  • 82%
  • Carbs:
  • 56g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 978 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, sift together the cornmeal, flour, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
  2. Pour buttermilk in a separate large bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk, then in cornmeal mixture. Coat lightly and cook in hot oil until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  5. Combine the rice, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, onion, and chicken in medium bowl. Place lettuce on bottom of 4 servings bowls or plates. Top with rice and chicken mixture.
  6. Prepare the dressing by placing the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over chicken mixture.
  7. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Add 2 tablespoons water, cider vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper; heat just to boiling and pour over salad.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I too doubled the dressing and thought it was delicious. Grilled chicken may be used instead of fried chicken as well.

The chicken was really good. However the dressing didn't quite turn out right it was too watery.

I found the dressing a little oily, but the taste was great. I doubled the dressing mixture.

Money is real tight so I used leftover Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken from a few night's before and omitted the peppers only because I didn't have any. I tripled the dressing only beca...

Great dish. A bit more work and time than I anticipated though

Made as written except that I doubled the dressing. The dressing was thin as another mentioned but I think it was designed to be so that it wilts the lettuce nicely. With that being said, I thin...

I thought the chicken came out very moist, but I didn't think the breading stuck to well to the chicken.