Chicken and Radicchio Salad with Mozzarella

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2cups rotisserie chicken, cut into bite size chunks
1/2-- red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette
1/8teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1-- red and/or yellow bell pepper, quartered
1small head of radicchio, quartered
-- Olive oil, for brushing
4cups mixed salad greens
1/4cup basil leaves, slivered
1cup cherry tomatoes, halved
4 to 6ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
1/2cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
1/4cup (oil packed) sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1cup good quality garlic flavored croutons
1/4cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (dolce or regular)
-- Basil sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place chicken chunks, and onion in large bowl.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette, preserves and red pepper flakes. (Remove and reserve 1/3 cup.) Pour vinaigrette mixture over chicken mixture; set aside.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Lightly brush bell pepper and radicchio with olive oil and cook in grill pan until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and cut pepper and radicchio into thin slices. Add to chicken mixture; tossing to mix. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  5. To serve, add salad greens, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and croutons to chicken mixture. Pour over enough reserved vinaigrette to coat; tossing to mix.
  6. Divide among 4 serving plates. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola and garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

 

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