Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bruschetta Chicken Salad

 Here is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It's the cure for the common cold supper!

Marinate 1 lb chicken in some balsamic dressing for an hour (I pounded these thoroughly before marinating).

Seed and chop 7or 8 Roma tomatoes.
Add a pinch of kosher or sea salt.
Let sit for about an hour.

In another bowl combine:
1/2-1/3 cup good balsamic vinegar
1/2-1/3 cup good olive oil
1 or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 bunches fresh basil, finely chopped
Let sit for about an hour
*note: it is very important that the basil be fresh. In fact, I have a basil plant specifically for this dish*

Grill the chicken, cool slightly, then slice it into strips or bite size chunks.
Just before serving, mix the vinegar/oil mixture again, combine with tomatoes. On each plate, arrange sliced chicken on a bed of spring greens and pour tomato mixture over the chicken. Serve with slices of 
lightly broiled baguette.
for a cold appetizer, forget the chicken and pour the tomato stuff right onto the slices of baguette (if you don't have a fresh baguette you can substitute other crusty bread or even crackers and cheese). 
It's the cure for the common munchies!

Oh! And one more way to enjoy this is in a wrap: 
tortilla, lettuce, sliced chicken, tomato, mozzarella, Parmesan.
It's the cure for the common lunch!

ok, I'm done now:)

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