Although I love roasting a whole chicken at home, sometimes there simply isn't time. When that's the case, I head to my local supermarket and pick up cooked chicken. If I'm serving friends, I'll purchase an entire rotisserie chicken, but if cooking for just myself, I simply buy one breast. The things you can do with a store-bought chicken are endless. This recipe uses the chicken to make a quick salad that's paired with toasty garlic bread. It's a great base recipe that can be added to and modified. Toss in vegetables, cheese, or nuts to make it more complex.
Get the basic technique after the break.
From Eating Well Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, peeled Directions Serves 4.
Roasted Chicken Salad With Garlic Toasts
3 tablespoons cider vinegar or white-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
8 cups mixed salad greens
4 1/2-inch slices whole-wheat country bread, toasted
1 2-pound roasted chicken, (hot or cold), skin discarded, sliced into large pieces
From Eating Well
2 cloves garlic, peeled