Steakhouse Marinade – And a Nice Air Fried Chicken Salad

It all started with one of those steakhouse chopped salad kits.

I’ve made it my mission that we shall have more salads and, for just the two of us, a min course salad from a kit works a treat. I just add a bit of protein, in this case chicken tenders, toss out the kit’s salad dressing packet, I mean who needs their blue cheese dressing when I have my own?

For the chicken, I had come across a new marinade recipe that brought it all together.

•1/4 cup lower sodium Tamari
•3 tbsp honey
•2 tbsp white vinegar
•1 tbsp Sherry Peppers Sauce*
•1 tbsp steak seasoning
•3/4 cup veggie oil

•Chicken tenders
•Sliced peperoncini

*No Sherry Peppers Sauce? No Problem! Simply add a bit of decent sherry (none of that “cooking” stuff) and a dash or three of your fave hot sauce, to taste.

Whisk together the marinade ingredients (an immersion blender works a treat for this), then pour over the chicken pieces in a flat bottomed container with a locking lid.

Close the container, give it a toss to evenly coat the chicken, then stash in the fridge for a couple of hours, giving the container a bit of a toss when you think to.

When ready to cook, heat your air fryer to 400º and line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.

Note: I have had three different air fryers, and they all seem to have their own little quirks. My current one, which is my favorite, does need to be preheated, and just seems to work best at 400º. By all means, go by your own experience with your air fryer.

Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard the marinade) and arrange on the parchment lined air fryer basket along with the sliced peperoncini.

Air fry for five minutes, then turn the chicken over and cook for another four minutes or so.

At this point, I added some leftover cubed French rolls and continued to cook for another minute or two to make croutons.

And so, a fine addition to a main course salad came together.

Serve with a steakhouse chopped salad kit and, my preference, your fave Blue Cheese Salad Dressing.

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