I have a thing for Buttermilk Fried Chicken and I love salad. So, this Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad is the best combination for both of my favorite things. This salad is topped with simple salad ingredients such as cucumbers, shredded cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, and buttery and sweet Cornbread Croutons.
I am a sucker for a good salad. In fact, it is typically around this time of year where I crave salads the most. I think it’s because the weather is changing, it’s getting warmer, and spring produce is becoming more vibrant and delicious. I tend to crave salads more. I love everything in a salad starting from the cold crisp lettuce, to the crunchy and fresh tasting cucumbers, and whatever else I decide to put on my salad at that time. They are great for side dishes or as an entire meal.
What’s in Fried Chicken Salad
First, let’s not confuse this Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad with the Waldorf Chicken Salad, which typically contains pecans or walnuts, apple chunks, grapes, chicken, and celery. I have a recipe like that on my blog if you’re wondering. But in the case of this salad, I decided to stick to the basic topping that you typically find on a salad. You know what I mean, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, and croutons. All of the ingredients together with bite-sized pieces of Fried Chicken are delicious.
Let’s talk about these croutons for a second.