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Carolina Moment: Italian Chicken Salad

Carolina Moment: Italian Chicken Salad (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)
Carolina Moment: Italian Chicken Salad (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

By Bruce's Fabulous Foods; Chef Bruce Brown

Ingredients

  • 8 C chicken, skinned, deboned and diced (white & dark combined OK)
  • 1 C roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 C red onion, diced
  • 1/2 C slivered or sliced almonds
  • 3 T capers, drained
  • 2 T parsley
  • 1 T dried basil
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 C red wine vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 tsp each:, salt, red pepper flake, garlic powder
  • 1/2 C olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the chicken, peppers, onion, almonds and capers. Sprinkle on top the parsley, basil and Parmesan cheese.
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper flakes and garlic powder. Emulsify the olive oil into the dressing with a slow, steady stream, continually whisking.
  3. Dress the chicken mixture with the vinaigrette, coating all the ingredients. Serve a scoop on a small bed of field greens for a summer luncheon.
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