Chicken and Prosciutto Salad

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Who says salads can’t make a meal? This Chicken and Prosciutto Salad will fill you up and treat your tastebuds.

Chicken Proscuitto Salad Zizzi

Last fall we took the whole fam (all eight of us) to France for a month. It was amazing. I can’t tell you how much I’m itching to go back! We flew nonstop from LA to London and back, taking the Eurostar through the Chunnel/under the English Channel to Paris.

The bookend stays in London were amazing! Amazing!

Part of the reason for that is that we were in a country where we could expect people to speak English. The burden of translation was lessened for me — except that I still acted as interpreter for some French people in London. Ha!

Another wonderful part about London is the food. We ate so very well during both three-day stays in Kensington. Oh my!

We always found food that we loved in London — except for the one time we broke our own rules for home and ate at Subway. Ick. London’s food scene is amazing. I might even say it was better than in France, but the London restaurants and take-out were more affordable than in France, so we ate out more often, in fact, almost all the time. We had no kitchen in London, so we had to eat out or make easy stuff from the store.

Chicken and Proscuitto Salad

Regardless, let me just say two thumbs up for London. I can’t wait to go back.

During our tail-end stay in London, we ate at the same restaurant twice: Zizzi. Despite the fact that it was frightfully expensive to feed our family, the food was so fabulous the first night that we went back the next. I highly recommend the Earl’s Court location, just be sure to make a reservation. We did and were glad! There was always a wait, but we walked right in both times to “our table”. (We got the same table both nights.)

Everything we ordered was amazingly good, from pizzas to pastas to salads to grilled meats. The kids meal tops at 10 pounds, but the kids

One night I had the Chicken and Prosciutto Salad. It was remarkable. So much so, that I’ve been wanting to recreate it at home for months. The Zizzi version calls for parmesan cheese. I omitted it this time because of the Whole 30 diet I’m doing, but I’ll definitely be adding it in next time.

Make up a big batch of chicken, crisp the prosciutto in a pan, and blend up the dressing. The salad comes together very quickly and is great for packing. I sent it with my husband for lunch today.

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10 Summer Salads | Good Cheap Eats
Chicken and Prosciutto Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Chicken and Prosciutto Salad is hearty without being heavy. Tender chicken, crispy prosciutto, and garlic aioli dress a simple yet tasty salad.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: proscuitto salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 419 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 to 12 chicken tenders
  • FishMama Spice
  • Dressing: 1 pasteurized egg yolk juice of one lemon, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt and pepper
  • 6 ounce bag baby greens
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained if packed in oil
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 avocados pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • balsamic vinegar and shredded parmesan cheese for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat the prosciutto until crisp. Remove from the pan and chop coarsely.
  2. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken to taste with the spice mix. Cook the chicken, turning frequently, until done. Remove from pan.
  3. Prepare the dressing by blending the egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in a blender cup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the greens with enough of the dressing to coat. Divide the greens among four dinner plates. Divide the chicken, prosciutto, tomatoes, onion, and avocado among the plates. Serve with the balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts do include parmesan cheese for serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Prosciutto Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 1506mg43%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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Comments

  1. Oooh, I think salads make excellent meals, especially when they have lots of protein like this one.

    I haven’t had prosciutto, but it looks so good, I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I probably would have ordered the same thing!

  2. Lee says

    This looks so good. I’m a sucker for avocado, but I never have them around when I want them.

  3. Kara says

    How do you pack the avocado so it doesn’t turn brown?

  4. Sandi says

    I’m not normally a fan of prosciutto but crisping it first sounds interesting. Also not a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes. (I know, everyone thinks I’m nuts.) The finished photo looks beautiful, though, and makes me consider giving it a try.

    I am highly amused to read that you loved the British food, possibly even more than French. THAT is not something one hears very often! Our experience with British food (other than some lovely fish and chips) was that a lot of it was barely edible. LOL. I haven’t been there in a good 20 years now, though, so perhaps they’ve improved a bit. Or perhaps we just picked the wrong places to try.

    • The reading that I’ve done is that the UK has had a food revolution. Really great places producing internation/fusion cuisine.

  5. I love salad and avocado so I think its a great idea to add prosciutto, plus my hubby would love this! thanks for sharing.

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