My Italian chicken salad recipe is my favorite go-to meal! This recipe is not only easy, but it is healthy and filling too. I can never get enough of it. Everyone requests this meal at least once a week. This recipe is a great way to make some delicious chicken to up your salad game. The combination of the chicken with my chosen salad toppings such as dried cranberries is like heaven in a bite. I love it and you will too!
Italian Chicken Salad
Italian chicken can be made several ways, but this is how I make mine. I am sure I could whip up some Italian dressing from scratch, but Olive Garden's Italian Dressing is my favorite. Cooking the chicken in the Italian dressing lets it be soaked up. Plus it gives it an amazing coating that lets some of the edges get crispy if you cook it long enough. As you can tell by the picture, I love the crunchy blackened bits on the chicken. Instead of just marinating the chicken, it gets cooked with it. Just make sure you give it enough time to soak up the dressing and start to blacken the chicken. It will get there, but be patient. Croutons are always a necessity for a salad, the mini ones are better in my opinion because the normal-sized ones are too big. I ate them all the time but the mini ones really do make a difference and are more enjoyable. Dried cranberries. Need I say more? No, I don't need to but I will anyway! Dried cranberries are a tasty addition to any dish. Plus, they are healthy and satisfy a sweet tooth. I love them with my Italian chicken because it tastes fresh and warm at the same time. I adore the flavors in this recipe. Of course, I had to top off my salad with an enormous amount of parmesan cheese. Cheese is always going to be one of my greatest loves. You can always add more or fewer ingredients to a salad, but this is how I like mine at the moment. Oh, and don't forget to top off that beautiful mess with some more Italian dressing!
This recipe is great for the end of a long day. It is really easy, simple, and fast to make. my partner is always asking me to make this for him. It makes us feel healthy and full when we eat it. It is a very satisfying meal because you get a little bit of everything. Adding some tomatoes or more vegetables would be great on it too. This has been my favorite salad for a while and will continue to be. I hope you love this one as much as I do. I'm proud of my messy salad! Look at how delicious that looks!