CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD

Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Easy,  came out last week and it is a must have for anyone who loves to eat well but doesn't have hours to spend in the kitchen!  As you know if you read my blog regularly, yesterday was a crazy day!  I had so many things to do, but I was determined to make something healthy for dinner.  I decided on the Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad.  I had a meeting at 6:30, so earlier in the day I grilled the chicken breasts (I marinated mine in a basic vinaigrette but the recipe doesn't call for that), blanched the green beans and made the salad dressing.  When I got home I assembled the salad which took about 10 minutes.  It was delicious and there was some leftover for lunch today! The salad does make a beautiful presentation!  I also bought the ingredients to make the Roasted Beet and Blue Cheese Salad and you can be sure I'll let you know about that one as well.

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The bowls were made by my daughter Rebecca!  They are the perfect size for a main dish salad!

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This recipe serves one person, but can easily be made to serve as many as necessary.  I didn't roast the red pepper, but I did chop it into bite size pieces and I tossed in a little olive oil and sprinkled with the basil.  Don't leave out this step because the basil adds so much flavor!  Also, I didn't add the anchovies.  If you like the flavor of anchovies, but don't like the texture, you could add a little anchovy paste to the dressing.  This is a great salad!

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