Southern Fried Chicken Salad is the perfect blend of fresh vegetables, crispy fried chicken strips, hard cooked eggs and shredded cheese topped with yummy honey mustard dressing. It’s the ultimate in southern comfort that will have you coming back for more.
Of all the salads out there, this salad is my absolute favorite. Often it is the my choice from luncheon menus on the rare occasion that I actually go out to eat for lunch.
Here’s How I Made The Honey Mustard Dressing
The ingredients for the Honey Mustard Dressing are pretty basic. I used mayonnaise, honey, yellow mustard and fresh lemon juice.
To make the honey mustard dressing, I whisked together the mayonnaise, honey, mustard and lemon juice. Then, I refrigerated the dressing until I was ready to use it.
It’s that easy!
Here’s How What I Used To Make the Salad
I had some leftover Southern Fried Chicken Strips in the refrigerator along with Honey Mustard Dressing. I also had some romaine lettuce, little grape tomatoes and shredded cheese.
All that I needed was a hard boiled egg to make this amazing salad. If you’ve ever wondered, here’s how to make the perfect hard boiled egg!
Here’s How I Made the Salad
Making the salad was a piece of cake.
- I started with a bowl of romaine lettuce and added a sliced hard boiled egg.
- Next, I added some sliced grape tomatoes.
- After that, I added the fried chicken strip that I had cut into bite-sized pieces.
- I finished building the salad by adding some shredded cheddar cheese.
I finished the salad with a drizzle of my homemade Honey Mustard Dressing.
The Southern Fried Chicken Salad was restaurant quality, rivaling any salad that I had ordered at a restaurant. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
Feel free to substitute Dijon mustard for the yellow mustard when making the Honey Mustard Dressing
You can actually use any tomatoes you desire in this Southern Fried Chicken Salad. I like the appearance of the grape tomatoes, but any small tomato will work. Alternatively you can use a diced tomato.
If you prefer, you can definitely use iceberg lettuce, or really any lettuce of your choosing.
Store-bought fried chicken strips work perfectly in this recipe.
I personally really like Honey Mustard Dressing. However, feel free to use the dressing of your choice.
Other Salad Recipes
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I first posted this delicious salad on November 1, 2020. Since then, it’s my go-to salad. The recipe is unchanged.
However, I updated the text and added new photographs. In addition, I added a web story showing how I made this salad.
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Southern Fried Chicken Salad
- 2 ½ cups torn Romaine lettuce (See Tip 1)
- 1 hard boiled egg, sliced
- 7 or 8 grape tomatoes, sliced (See Tip 2)
- 1 fried chicken strip, sliced (See Tip 3)
- ¼ cup (1-ounce) shredded cheddar cheese
- Honey Mustard Dressing (See Tip 4)
Honey Mustard Dressing
- ½ cup (4-ounces) mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons (1.5-ounces) honey
- 1 ½ Tablespoons (0.75-ounces) yellow mustard (See Tip 5)
- 1 Tablespoon (0.5 ounces) fresh lemon juice
- Place Romaine lettuce into chilled bowl. Top with egg, tomatoes, chicken strip and shredded cheese. Drizzle with Honey Mustard dressing.
- Yield: 1 Salad
Honey Mustard Dressing
- Whisk together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. (See Tip 6)
- Yield: About ¾ cup.
Chula’s Expert Tips
- Feel free to substitute the lettuce of your choice in this salad.
- Use whatever tomatoes you desire in this salad.
- Either homemade or store-bought fried chicken strips are perfect in this recipe.
- Honey Mustard is my favorite dressing to use on this salad. However, use whatever dressing you prefer.
- Dijon mustard is a perfect substitute for yellow mustard. It’s a matter of taste.
- If necessary add a bit more lemon juice to the dressing to reach desired consistency.