Italian Chicken Salad10:57 AM
After a long day of shopping, I came home to a delicious and healthy meal prepared by my engineer hubby. It was truly the icing on the cake! What a guy. I was so impressed because he doesn't usually make dinner, and when he does, it's pancakes, bacon, and eggs. When I took my first bite, I almost couldn't believe that he actually made it! Now I know that anyone can make this simple, healthy meal ;) Big thanks to his co-worker who shared this recipe with him!
Italian Chicken Salad
10 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken (about 3 roasted whole chickens)
2 cups roasted red and yellow bell peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped
1 1/4 cups sliced red onions
3/4 cup chopped italian parsley leaves
3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup drained capers
1 1/2 cups red wine vinaigrette, recipe follows
Salt and Pepper
1 piece of parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler
Toss the chicken, bell peppers, onion, parsley, and capers in a large bowl with enough vinaigrette to moisten. Season the chicken salad with salt and pepper, to taste.
Arrange lettuce leaves on plate and spoon chicken salad onto the lettuce. Drizzle with more vinaigrette and sprinkle with parmesan. Enjoy!
Red Wine Vinaigrette
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp honey
2 tsp salt
1 cup olive oil
Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. With the machine running, gradually add the oil and blend until emulsified.