You are here: Home » Recipes » Chicken and Bread Salad with Garlic Dressing Chicken and Bread Salad with Garlic Dressing Yield servings PrintEmail Ingredients 7 cups bakery Italian bread, cubed (1" cubes)1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite sized strips4 large ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided4 teaspoons finely chopped garlic1/2 teaspoon paprika2 tablespoons sherry vinegar1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper2 teaspoons fresh lemon (or regular) thyme leaves1 cup (loosely packed) basil leaves, cut in think strips8 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced Instructions Place bread cubes on a baking pan, and place in a 350 degree oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and reserve. Place 6 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add garlic, an cook until pale gold, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add paprika, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. In a large bowl, add bread cubes and diced tomatoes. Pour half the garlic mixture over, and toss. Pour remaining dressing into a small container until needed. Place remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil back in the skillet, and heat on medium high setting. Add chicken, and saute until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Add remaining garlic mixture, and simmer 1 minute more. Add chicken, thyme leaves, basil, and mozzarella to the bread mixture, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.