Friday, March 27, 2009

Crispy impersonation

The Crispy Chicken Salad from Dairy Queen is a favorite meal that I crave every time of day. It is $5.39 in the restaurant, so I order it very, very rarely. I now make it at home and eat something similar enough to fool my taste buds about every other day. It is so good!
  • One head of lettuce, 75 cents, is enough for 4 generous portions
  • 3 frozen chicken nuggets, baked and cut up (you'll never know they were once shaped like dinosaurs)
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Grated baby carrots
  • Bacon, cook an entire package and it will last for about 8 salads (keep what you don't use in the freezer), or use chopped ham
  • Hard boiled egg, chopped (the original doesn't have this, but I like the addition)
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Dressing of your choice
I tried to figure out the cost of one home made salad, but it proved too difficult since many of the items are very small portions of things I keep in the fridge anyway, like carrots. How do you figure the cost of 3 baby carrots? I need a 5th grader. Due to laziness and lack of math skills, I'm going to speculate that the salad costs less than $1.50 per portion.

In any event, my Crispy Chicken Salad is quite affordable, delicious, filling, and packed full of protein.


Aly sun said...

Hello, hello out there!!!? I have to leave myself a comment to see if this thing is working. You must not be in to the chicken-nuggets-on-a-salad thing. Okay, I hear you, or actually I don't, but I'll take your silence to mean "Salads bore me to tears."

Lindsay said... sounds good! I'm always looking for new lunch ideas, esp. things that don't involve bread. I'm getting bored of soup so I'll have to try this!

Grandma Sherri said...

I think its a fabulous idea, Chicken nuggets are a staple of the camp diet, this goes on my summer menu.