Jad’s Savory Chicken Salad for Two

My husband is a terrific cook. He uses spices expertly to make anything that would usually be boring into a masterpiece. Salad is no exception. His chicken salad is to die for. Here is the recipe:

Chicken Ingredients and Directions:

1 Chicken breast, cut into pieces

1 tbsp any vinegar

1/2 tbsp salt

Juice of one lemon

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 tsp each of black paper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, cayenne pepper (mix together)

Salt to taste

2-3 tbsp light olive oil

  1. Place chicken in a shallow bowl of water. Add vinegar and salt. Soak chicken for 15 minutes. Rinse chicken and dry with a paper towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts with olive oil on both sides (about 1 tbsp total)
  4. Sprinkle both sides evenly with spice mixture and salt.
  5. Place the chicken in a hot frying pan, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side.
  6. Place the breasts on a prepared baking sheet, sprayed with oil.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center (about 5 minutes)
  8. Mix the garlic and lemon juice together.
  9. After removing from the oven, pour the garlic/lemon mixture over the chicken.

Salad Ingredients and Directions:

Romaine lettuce

Baby Spinach (if desired)

Red onion (feel free to sauté if you like)

Pita bread cut in squares

  1. Clean and chop the romaine, spinach and onion.
  2. Fry the pita squares on a lightly greased pan, turning, until crispy.

Dressing Ingredients and Directions:

Juice of one lemon

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Paprika and salt to taste

  1. Shake together in a jar for about 30 seconds.

To Assemble:

Place the chicken on the salad. Then, add the pita and dressing. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and sweet balsamic glaze.

chicken salad
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