Simple Salad for Two

Simple Salad for Two

I have tried meal prepping so many times but I always end up wanting to cook dinner. I look forward to that time in the kitchen listening to music, chopping, stirring, sautéing… it is my  time and I love it.

But as nap times getting shorter and the baby gates falls to the onslaught of toddler hordes, I don’t have as much time to put into dinner.  So, lately, I have been prepping some of the ingredients instead of whole meals.

One of my favorite things to keep in the refrigerator is roasted chicken breasts. I make a few on Sunday and am ready to toss together salads, pasta, or tacos in less than thirty minutes.

A favorite of ours is this salad; crisp romaine lettuce, roasted chicken, shaved manchego cheese, fresh baked croutons, and creamy balsamic dressing. Simple delicious perfection.

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Simple Salad for Two

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Yield: 2 entree size servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Croutons
  • 1 cup french loaf or ciabatta, diced into cubes
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
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  • Salad
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup diced chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons grated manchego or parmesan
  • balsamic vinaigrette

Preheat oven to 425

In a medium bowl toss cubed bread with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Spread seasoned bread out evenly on a 1/4 sheet pan.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

In a large bowl use tongs to toss romaine lettuce with dressing. Add chicken, cheese, and croutons.

Serve immediately.

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