Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chicken Panzanella Salad



Meet a well-bred newcomer from Tuscany: Panzanella, the bread salad that's showing up on all the right menus. Ours features crispy croutons and greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with slices of grilled chicken and roasted peppers and onions.

Ingredients

Step #1
  • Flame-Roasted Peppers & Onions 32 oz
Step #2 (Croutons)
  • Baguette Roll, 18" long 1 ea
  • Olive Oil 1 fl oz
  • Italian Spice Blend 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated 1 oz
Step #3 (Salad)
  • Fresh Baby Mixed Greens 16 oz
  • Chicken Breast, grilled, bias sliced 28 oz
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, prepared 8 fl oz
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated 2 oz
  • Basil Leaves, fresh 8 ea
Recipe Method

Step #1
  • Prepare Flame-Roasted Peppers & Onions according to package directions using the convection oven, then cool as rapidly as possible to a refrigerated temperature.
Step #2
  • For the croutons, halve baguette lengthwise and then into 2" cubes (should yield 32 large croutons).
  • Place croutons into stainless bowl.
  • Add olive oil, butter, spice and pepper; toss well. · Place croutons onto sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in 475°F convection oven until light brown but still soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and reserve for salad.
Step #3
  • To prepare an order: Place 2 croutons at each corner of a 10" chilled salad plate.
  • Place 2 oz greens to center of plate.
  • Place 3.5 oz chicken around greens.
  • Top with 4 oz Flame-Roasted Peppers & Onions.
  • Drizzle salad with 1 fl oz of balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil leaf.
Nutrition Information: Recipe yields 8 servings of salad and ~32 croutons. 1/8th of recipe for salad + 2 croutons provides 370 calories, 32 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 30 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 63 mg cholesterol and 622 mg sodium. Salad alone (1/8th of recipe) provides 250 calories, 28 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 2.2 grams saturated fat, 14 grams carbohydrate, 3.3 grams fiber, 63 mg cholesterol and 394 mg sodium. One crouton (32 per recipe) provides 60 calories, 2 grams protein, 2 grams fat, .3 grams saturated fat, 8 grams carbohydrate, .5 grams fiber, 

Source: http://newsok.com/chicken-panzanella-salad/article/1506895

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