Cheesy Chicken Salad - Cassies Way

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I have been making this salad for my family for years. It's very versatile...add or take away what you want...I like to load my salads with lots of veggies...around here many restaurants add fries to these salads...I prefer to fore go them...I like a lot of onion, garlic and plenty of spice on the chicken pieces as they saute, and lots of melted sharp cheddar, mozzarella cheese melted over the chicken... I had left over mixed salad from the other nights dinner, so this is how I used it.

Enjoy!

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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

3 medium
boneless, skinless chicken breasts - sliced into bite sized pieces, about an inch thick
olive oil for sauteing the chicken
1 large
onion, sliced
3 - 4 clove
garlic, minced
8 oz
fresh mushrooms, sliced ( optional ) i usually saute them with the chicken...was fresh out
1 medium
red bell pepper, sliced ( optional ) but is delicious - i had none, but always add to chicken while sauteeing
1 tsp
cajun seasoning
1/2 - 1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 - 1 tsp
onion powder
red pepper or red pepper flakes ( a couple sprinkles) - optional
few shakes
paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 - 1 c
shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 - 1 c
shredded, mozzarella cheese
enough salad mix of your choice to modestly cover each plate
french fries if using, and your choice of salad dressing ( we like spicy ranch on ours )

Step-By-Step

1Slice your chicken, season, mix with hands to make sure all of the chicken is well seasoned.

In a large skillet; heat the oil over medium heat. When good and hot; add your chicken and saute, about 7 minutes per side. About half way through...add the onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms if using.
2When chicken is golden and cooked through, and the veggies are tender; sprinke evenly with cheese. Cover, and let the cheese melt all over the chicken and vegetables.
3Once the cheese is good and melted. Cut into 4 even portions. Immediately top your plates of lettuce with a portion of the cheesy chicken. Salt and pepper...add your fries if using, salad dressing...now, enjoy a delicious salad...

About Cheesy Chicken Salad - Cassies Way

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Hashtags: #Onion, #cheese, #chicken, #salad