24. Recipe: Strawberry Chicken and Fennel Salad
Sweet and tart strawberries balance the licorice fennel flavor beautifully in this chicken dish.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 15 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded or grilled chicken breast strips
3 cups (about 1 pound) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
3 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
3 cups shredded radicchio
3/4 cup shredded basil
1 1/2 cups toasted walnut halves
For the vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup walnut oil
2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon roasted garlic purée
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper
To make vinaigrette
1. In blender or food processor, purée oils, vinegar, garlic purée, salt and pepper until emulsified.
To make salad
1. In large bowl, toss chicken, strawberries, fennel, radicchio, basil and walnuts with vinaigrette. Mound salad on 6 plates, dividing it equally.
Recipe and photo by California Strawberries.
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