Suggested Wine Pairing: Bianco Di Sei Sorelle
Serves 4 main courses.
- 4 cups ½ inch cubes Italian bread
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 2 tsps Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups coarsely shredded rotisserie-cooked chicken
- 1 cup small bocconcini mozzarella
- 2 hearts of romaine, torn into bite-size pieces
- ½ cup chopped fennel
- 8 oz roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained and cut lengthwise into ¼ inch wide strips
- 1 cup assorted marinated pitted olives
Bake croutons – Preheat oven to 400. Toss bread cubes with oil and salt in a large shallow baking pan and spread in one layer. Bake, turning over once, until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack.
Make dressing - Whisk together all ingredients except oil in small bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.
Toss chicken and bocconcini together with ¼ cup vinaigrette in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.
Make salad - Toss together romaine, fennel, red peppers, olives, chicken mixture, croutons and remaining dressing in a large bowl until combined.
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