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Never have I needed a salad more than I do today. In fact, I should probably just go ahead and eat a salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And then repeat that tomorrow as well. Because this weekend was a real doozy.
Here’s how it went down. Friday was my birthday. So that meant cake, margaritas and the most cheesiest of cheesy nachos ever. Then Saturday and Sunday I was still (STILL!) in the process of moving and unpacking, causing me to be at the mercy of all the local take-out and delivery joints within a 10 mile radius. I could barely even find my forks in the sea of boxes and bubble wrap that were strewn around my kitchen, so I definitely wasn’t cooking anything. Also, there was more cake. Like birthday cake for breakfast all weekend long. Yeah. I’ve got problems.
So a salad is in order. But please, no wimpy salads. I just can’t. I like my salads to kind of mean something. You know what I’m talking about, right? Good.
This Sriracha Almond-Crusted Chicken Caprese Salad is a salad that is posing as a main meal. It’s really filling and substantial, but still light enough to help cure you of your cake-hangover. Not that I know anybody who currently has a cake hangover. And it has all of my favorite things. Especially the mozzarella and tomatoes. Because it’s summer and I firmly believe we should be eating a caprese salad in at least some form at every single meal. Am I right?
I completely streamlined the coating process here to keep things as simple as possible. I didn’t bother with milk, eggs, double coating, blah, blah, blah. Nope. That’s too messy and I can’t figure out how to run my new dishwasher, so I just skipped all of that nonsense. Also, since I’m not sure where any of my spices ended up (so much for labeling my boxes), I reached for Blue Diamond Almonds new sriracha flavored almonds to use in the coating mixture. These babies pack a pleasing punch and deliver a TON of flavor. I’m kind of obsessed with them. They are doing all the heavy lifting in this recipe, which I’m thankful for. OK, I think I’m done with all the moving puns now.
Sriracha Blue Diamond Almonds are a BRAND NEW flavor. Make sure to look for them in the stores. I know you’ll love them!
Now go eat a salad!