Chicken Nicoise Salad

"A la nicoise is a French phrase that means "as prepared in Nice", typifying the cuisine found in and around Nice. A nicoise salad typically contains tuna which can be substituted for the chicken in this recipe."
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  • Prepare Dijon Vinaigrette.
  • Place potatoes and enough water to cover in 2 qt saucepan.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Cook over medium heat 10 - 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
  • Stir in green beans.
  • Cook 5 minutes longer; drain.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Arrange lettuce on large serving platter.
  • Top with chicken.
  • Arrange potatoes, beans, tomatoes, eggs and olives around edge of platter.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette.

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  1. Love, love this dressing! It's tough to find really good salad dressings that don't have sweetener. I used 1/2 cup safflower oil instead of the 2/3 cup. In my grocery store, the Bibb lettuce is labeled as Boston lettuce - thought I would mention that in case someone else also can't find it.
  2. Excellent!! I love Nicoise salads and I love the dressing on this one. I thought I had tarragon vinegar in my pantry, but I must have thrown it out. I used rice wine vinegar and it was still an outstanding dressing. I used pitted kalamata olives. The flavor combination is delicious. Don't omit a thing! For these reasons, I'm tucking this recipe into my best-of-the-best file.
  3. We love entree salads, especially variations on the Nicoise. For our tastes I halved the oil, omitted the mustard, eggs and tarragon and added blue cheese. Manzanilla green olives were great in this, but Kalamatas would be a good choice too. All the flavors come together to make an extremely delicious salad!


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