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Pittsburgh Chicken Salad

Pittsburgh Salad

  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Sliced chicken and a pile of hot, crispy fries on top of a cool, crunchy salad make this Pittsburgh Chicken Salad a delicious, meal in a bowl


  • 1 chicken breast (about 4oz)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (about 12) French fries, cooked until crispy
  • 3 cups lettuce or lettuce mix
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons ranch dressing, or other salad dressing

Optional veggies:

  • Sliced red onion
  • Sliced bell pepper
  • Shredded carrot


  1. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast on the grill or in a skillet until done. Let rest for 5 minutes then cut into slices.
  2. Prepare the French fries. I use frozen, seasoned, thin-cut fries and bake them a few extra minutes so they’re extra crispy.
  3. Assemble the salad: put the lettuce into a serving bowl. Top with veggies, cheddar cheese, sliced chicken breast, and fries.
  4. Serve with dressing drizzled on top or on the side.


  • For a Pittsburgh Steak Salad, substitute steak for the chicken breast
  • A lettuce mix with romaine and/or iceberg will hold up to the hot meat and fries
  • Extra crispy fries are best on the salad. If using frozen fries, bake them a few extra minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: salad, chicken, french fries, dinner, Pittsburgh, lettuce, steak