Tuscan Chicken Salad with Cannellini Beans & Ciliegine Recipe

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This is a tasty main dish salad. It is quick and easy to prepare. It would be good with other protein such as fish or beef as well. The creamy Italian dressing is optional. Like they say: "Happy wife, happy life." I included it because my wife is not that fond of vinegar and oil Italian dressing. I served the salad with sourdough bread.

For a wine I chose a 2011 Fenestra Lodi Graciano. Graciano is not common in the United States but Lodi has some old vine acreage that Fenestra has access to. This grape varietal originally came from the Rioja region of Spain. It has aromas of cranberry, cherry and spice. It is full bodied with flavors of plum, cherry and pepper.

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Servings: 4


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  1. Combine the vinegar, garlic, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing. The dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.
  2. Assemble all salad ingredients except chicken and refrigerate.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until done. About 6 minutes per side. Cover the chicken with foil and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice the chicken and place on top of the salads.
  4. Serve with dressings table side.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 439g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 1197  
Calories from Fat 962 80%
Total Fat 107.77g 135%
Saturated Fat 16.18g 65%
Trans Fat 0.11g  
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 729mg 30%
Potassium 1127mg 32%
Total Carbs 33.02g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10.9g 36%
Sugars 8.37g 6%
Protein 27.93g 45%
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  • ShaleeDP
    January 13, 2015
    Who would not like a chicken sandwich :)

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