Roasted chicken gives this main-course salad plenty of protein, and the chunks of sweet potatoes and shallots are full of potassium. The vinaigrette, made by deglazing the pan with cider vinegar and whisking it together with olive oil, brings the flavors together.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Rub breast side with ginger and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large (12-inch) ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Place chicken in skillet, breast side down; cook until breast side begins to turn golden brown, about 4 minutes.

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  • Turn chicken over. Add potatoes and shallots to skillet; turn to coat in oil. Transfer skillet to oven. Roast chicken and vegetables, turning vegetables occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. While chicken roasts, put salad greens in a serving bowl; set aside.

  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board and vegetables to a plate. Add vinegar to skillet; cook over medium-high heat, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon, 30 seconds. Remove from heat; whisk in 1/8 teaspoon salt, the pepper, thyme, and remaining tablespoon oil.

  • Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Add chicken and vegetables to salad greens. Toss with warm vinaigrette.

Reviews (2)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
08/04/2008
it was not what I was expecting from the photo. It is more heavy on the chicken and potato and light on the leafy greens. Next time, I will re-proportion these to make it more of a leafy green salad with chicken and potato.
Rating: Unrated
12/17/2007
Just whipped this up and served to the family. Even the people who usually shy away from salad liked it. Had to make do with what was in the house and substituted 1/2 a large onion for shallots, rice vinegar for cider vinegar, and a bagged mixed salad.