Pan-Fried Chicken with Baby Kale & Maple Dijon Yogurt Dressing

"What’s in the dish? The dressing is a creamy maple, Dijon. Soaking the chicken in the dressing makes the chicken tender and moist. The chicken is then breaded in a Panko breadcrumb mix and fried in a pan. The chicken is served with a baby kale salad with dried cranberries, apples, salted sunflower seeds, homemade croutons, and crumbled goat cheese!"
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A Note from Feedfeed

This delicious chicken dish comes together quickly. Brining the chicken in the dressing overnight will keep it moist. Change up the greens in this salad depending on the time of year.

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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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Maple Dijon Yogurt Dressing


  • 1/2 cup 2% Fage Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt



  • 1 pound thin sliced chicken breast (4 pieces)
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablepoons panko breadcrumbs



  • 1/2 sliced Granny Smith Apple
  • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablepoons roasted salted sunflower seeds
  • 6 cups baby kale



  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • olive oil drizzle
  • salt and pepper


  • Step 1

    In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Tenderize chicken with fork. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup dressing to bowl. Mix until thoroughly coated.

  • Step 3

    Let chicken soak in dressing and refrigerate for at least an hour or make ahead and soak overnight.

  • Step 4

    Cut ciabatta roll in half drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toast or broil until browned. Set aside. Once cool, cut into crouton size.

  • Step 5

    When the chicken is almost done soaking prep your salads. Each salad should have 1 1/2 cups of baby kale, apple slices evenly divided, 1 tbsp dried cranberries, 1 tbsp crumbled goat cheese, 1/2 tbsp sunflower seeds, ciabatta croutons and top with 2 - 3 tbsp of dressing when chicken is cooked.

  • Step 6

    Mix plain breadcrumbs and panko breadcrumbs on a plate. Bread cutlets.

  • Step 7

    Cook on medium high heat. Add non stick spray to pan when hot. Spray olive oil on each side when you flip your chicken to get the chicken brown and crispy. Cook about 4 minutes per side or until 165*.

  • Step 8

    Serve with salad. Enjoy.

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