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Italian Chicken Panzanella
Crusty bruschetta bread soaked in Italian Dressing with a hint of balsamic vinegar and tomato juices. This recipe is a bread and tomato salad with chopped red onions, shredded lettuce ribbons, grilled chicken, tomatoes and feta cheese. Serve as a side dish, an appetizer or serve for lunch.
There is something about salad that is naturally satisfying, enriching and comforting. It’s no wonder why because salad is the perfect dish for versatility and this Panzanella salad is no different. Panzanella is a fun recipe to mix up because it’s easy to incorporate extra vegetables into the salad. Our family loves robust, full-flavored dressing and this salad hits the spot. All it takes is the refreshing and zesty taste of the marinated salad with Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing because it’s packed full of herbs, seasonings and flavors for an extra zesty boost of flavor.
This salad is a great way to use fresh vegetables and leftover bread. Panzanella is a recipe that reigns from Italy. It’s a stale bread and tomato salad soaked in its juices with dressing. We’ve added Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breasts to add some protein to this classic salad.
To take this meal from good to great, make sure that good quality tomatoes are used. Don’t use mushy tomatoes for this recipe. Also, the bread needs to be dry. If using stale bread, let it sit out before using otherwise the bread in the salad may become mushy. Otherwise, to speed things up, simply toast it in the oven. To give the salad the best taste, allow the salad dressing to soak into the bread along with the juices from the tomatoes.
With Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken you can have the best of both worlds. Delicious and flavorful protein filled meals that are good for the you and the family. The added protein takes this salad from an appetizer to a main meal in a matter of minutes. It’s both simple and convenient to make. The chicken has a wonderful grilled taste that pairs perfectly with everything and adds additional flavoring to the dish.
Panzennla is incredibly easy to make but with these extra steps, this salad can be taken from good to great.
My favorite one-bowl salad recipes always include some fresh lettuce greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions because I’m a die-hard fan over here. Add some fresh cheese like feta or mozzarella and now we’re talking. Some protein and dressing? Now, that’s a complete meal. I don’t know what I’d do without salad because I love the crisp refreshing and satisfying taste.
Both the Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing and Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken were purchased at Walmart where I got mine. Everything for this recipe can be found there which is awesome. I like to stock up on a few of these for busy weeknight dinners. It makes meal planning so much easier and results in less waste because we’re using leftover bread and vegetables.
We’re huge fans of meal solutions that taste great and are packed full of flavor. We love to use this salad dressing with no high fructose corn syrup. Panzanella salad is a great way to mix things up! Just thinking about it has me ready to make a bowl for lunch.
Italian Chicken Panzanella
- 2 cups crusty/stale bread (, toasted)
- 1/2 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken (, chopped)
- 3 cups heirloom/cherry tomatoes (, halved)
- 1/2 small red onion (, chopped)
- 1 cup green lettuce (, shredded)
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- In a large bowl, combine crusty bread, dressing and balsamic vinegar then stir to coat well. Allow mixture to sit in juices for at least 5 minutes or longer. Meanwhile, heat chicken according to package directions then chop. Dice tomatoes in half and shred green lettuce. Chop onion then toss everything into bread bowl and mix well. Top with feta cheese.
Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions are entirely my own.