Sizzling Chicken Salad

April 8, 2023

Chicken fried in potato starch is surprisingly delicious, even served on its own.

Yield: 6 servings



2 lbs. chicken nuggets

1½ cups potato starch

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons oil plus more for frying

1 sweet potato, diced

8 oz. lettuce

1 wedge purple onion, sliced

½ cup pecans


2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons onion powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper


In a large skillet, heat oil.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix potato starch with salt and pepper.

Coat chicken nuggets in the potato starch mixture. Shake off the excess and fry on both sides until golden.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss sweet potato with 2 tablespoons oil and salt and spread onto baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until browning.

In a bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together until smooth.

Place lettuce, sweet potato, onion, chicken nuggets, and pecans in a serving dish. Drizzle dressing over salad prior to serving.