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Spinach Salad with Chicken and Crispy Potatoes

Seven simple ingredients are the building blocks for this dinner salad.

  • Servings: 4
Spinach Salad with Chicken and Crispy Potatoes

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010


  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 pound Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 pound spinach, trimmed, washed, and torn into bite-size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken breasts on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle
    with 2 teaspoons olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon thyme. Roast
    until cooked through, 35 minutes. When cool enough to handle, shred chicken
    into pieces. In a small bowl, stir together lemon juice, shallot, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme; season dressing with salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring potatoes to a boil in salted water and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 5 to 7 minutes; drain well.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add half the potatoes in one layer. Cook, undisturbed, until potatoes are golden brown and crisp, then flip and cook
    other side, 5 minutes total. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining potatoes.

  4. In a large bowl, toss together chicken,
    potatoes, dressing, and spinach.

Reviews (3)

  • clemsongirl1978 24 Jul, 2012

    This recipe was great! Made it exactly as described and it was delicious! My daughter came over and she said the dressing was just the right balance of flavors. Highly recommend as it is a hearty salad!

  • tweet 23 Jul, 2012

    I wondering why you don't save the cooking water for soups, sauces, etc?

    I also notice you liberally sprinkle salt in or on most items. Is this a good thing to do or can other spices or condiments be used?

  • pattipoopidoo 23 Jul, 2012

    YUM! I <3 salad for dinner too. There is a salmon and potato salad on here very similar to this one that is my absolute fav. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks!

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