Tuscan Roasted Potato Chicken Salad (GF)

I love warm salads when the season is changing. Because when it’s chilly out, I want comfort food but I also want to know I’m getting enough vegetables in my meals. This one will warm you up and keep your insides happy!

Tuscan Roasted Potato Chicken Salad

Tuscan Roasted Potato Chicken Salad
Makes 4 servings

1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces herbed goat cheese
¼ cup almond milk
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 chicken breasts, split
1 cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese
⅓ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips
1 15oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons basil pesto
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups mixed baby salad greens, chopped
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

  1. Heat the oven to 375˚F. Place the cubed potatoes in a bowl of water and soak for 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes, wipe out the bowl and return the potatoes along with the olive oil, tossing to coat. Pour onto a sheet pan.
  2. Bake 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 450˚F. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake 20 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a blender container or using an immersion blender, combine the goat cheese and milk and blend until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and grill 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and let rest 3 minutes, then slice into thin strips.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes and sauce. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes, beans and warm chicken into the salad bowl.
  6. Add the pesto and lemon juice and toss to coat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  7. Arrange the salad greens on a serving platter.  Spoon the potato mixture over the lettuce and sprinkle with the pine nuts.  Serve warm or at room temperature.



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