Summertime Chicken Salad - TNT
I love chicken salad, particularly during the summer when it's too hot to cook. This salad is a little more substantial for a main course/meal. A homemade or purchased rotisserie chicken makes it quick & easy - or grill/broil chicken breasts with lemon juice and tarragon (or herbs of choice). I don't measure - just go by feel/eye.
small red potatoes
mixed greens of choice
shredded roast chicken, homemade or purchased
tomatoes (grape, cherry, romas - whatever you like)
sliced black olives
siced red onion
fresh basil, torn or chopped thinly
salt and freslhy-ground black pepper, to taste
herbed croutons to top the salad - or garlic bread on the side
Slice and cook the potatoes in boiling salted water - about 8-10 minutes. Add green beans and cook until the potatoes are tender and the green beans are crisp. Drain and cool. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat.
Place your mixed greens on serving plates and top with chicken, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes and olives. Add the sliced onions and basil. Drizzle with vinaigrette, add s&p to taste. Top with seasoned croutons or serve garlic bread on the side.