Southern Fried Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

6 skinless, boneless Chicken breasts
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
3/4 cup Club soda
3 tablespoons CHOLULA HOT SAUCE - or more to taste
Salt & pepper - To taste
1 cup Cracker crumbs
1/2 cup Vegetable oil - or more as needed for frying
1 lb. Spinach leaves - fresh, washed and torn
Red onion - 1 sliced into thin rings

STEP 1:

Pound the chicken breasts lightly, then cut into thin strips, about 5 per breast. Set aside.

STEP 2:

Combine flour, salt & pepper, CHOLULA HOT SAUCE and club soda in a bowl.

STEP 3:

Whisk or stir to make a smooth batter.

STEP 4:

Crush saltine crackers to make fine crumbs. Mound crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper.

STEP 5:

Dip the chicken strips first in the batter then dredge in crumbs.

STEP 6:

Set aside on waxed paper until all are done. (This can be prepared in advance.)

STEP 7:

Arrange spinach on individual serving plates. Slice red onion and separate into rings.

STEP 8:

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and fry chicken strips until golden - over medium high heat, about 2 minutes per side.

STEP 9:

To serve, drizzle dressing over spinach leaves. Top with 5 (or more) strips of fried chicken. Garnish with onion rings and drizzle more dressing over all.