Thursday, May 22, 2008

Clean out your Fridge Chicken Salad with Cheese Toast Croutons

That title doesn't sound very appetizing, but this salad was tasty. We just got home from vacation, so I decided to see what we could have for dinner. We had the makings for a great salad. My dad bought some Kentucky Fried Chicken and for some reason put it in our fridge, so I skinned it and chopped the meat to make the salad a meal.

Clean out your Fridge Chicken Salad with Cheese Toast Croutons
1 head romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
5 mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
1 cup green onions, chopped
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped (Our was Kentucky Fried)
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
12 slices bread

Put lettuce in a large bowl. Add mushrooms, carrots, green onions, tomatoes and chicken. Toss. Preheat Broiler. Arrange bread slices on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle either cheese generously over top. Broil until melted and brown. Cut toast into strips and chop. Serve salad on individual plates and top with cheese bread croutons. Or, sprinkle a little cheese on top of your salad and eat the cheese toast on the side.


Feed the moose said...

Lately I have been really challenging myself to go grocery shopping in my own fridge and pantry to see what creative meals I could come up with (bonus, we can save a bit of money this way!). This was a terrific idea of yours, and it looks like it turned out beautifully.