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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

I wasn't quite sure what to think about making this salad--I've never used Greek yogurt, and tarragon has a very distinct taste. However, I enjoyed the combination of flavors and didn't find them strange at all. The yellow bell pepper is the crowning ingredient for me. This salad hardly takes a half-hour to make! The recipe comes from the Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/spring-chicken-salad-recipe/index.html.


1/2 pound small red-skinned potatoes, halved
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 romaine hearts, torn
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded (about 2 cups)
1 Kirby cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced
4 radishes, cut into wedges
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced


1. Place the potatoes in a small pot and cover with water. Season with salt, cover and boil until fork-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and cool.

2. Meanwhile, pulse the chives, tarragon, vinegar, yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a food processor. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and pulse to make a thick dressing.

3. Toss the romaine, potatoes, chicken, cucumber, radishes and bell pepper with the dressing in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

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