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Chicken Salad Caprese

This unique, flavorful salad and bread combo will get rave reviews—guaranteed. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 cups salad (6-1/2 dozen crostini)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • CROSTINI:
  • 2 French bread baguettes (10-1/2 ounces each)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, garlic, salt and pepper; drizzle over chicken mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Cut baguettes into 1/2-in. slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 2-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut garlic in half lengthwise; rub over bread. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until crisp. Serve crostini with salad.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 179 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • shortsandscooter
    Dec 7, 2011

    Made this for the first time for a family gathering and everyone LOVED it. I make it a bunch now for potlucks and gatherings.

  • mangisgirl
    Sep 15, 2011

    I've made this recipe several times for potlucks and it always gets rave reviews! The simple olive oil dressing brings out the variety of flavors without being overpowering. The crostini are time consuming but always turn out great.

  • tommypoo
    Mar 31, 2011

    This is sooo good, but if you want to change it up, serve this warmed. Both ways are great! A small serving in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds, stirring once. Deliteful!

  • anjrivers
    Feb 6, 2011

    My entire family loved this and asks for it often! We serve it as written or with mixed greens as a salad. love it!

  • theresa.coulter
    Feb 5, 2010

    This was an AMAZING appetizer and so easy to make. Everything can be made ahead of time and put together when guest come. Love, love, love it!!