Chicken Nicoise Chopped Salad

Chicken Nicoise Chopped Salad
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  • 4Servings


  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt
  • 1/3 pound green beans or haricots verts
  • 8 small or 3 medium yellow-fleshed potatoes, such as Yukon gold (about 1 pound), halved (quartered if medium)
  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 3 tomatoes (about 1 pound), seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nicoise or other brine-cured black olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved or quartered lengthwise
  • 1 loaf peasant-style bread, for serving
  • Butter, for serving


In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Season the dressing with salt and set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the green beans until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the beans to a strainer; return the water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook at a low boil until just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and toss in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons dressing. Cut the beans into 1-inch pieces and add to the potatoes; set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat a grill pan to medium. Lightly brush the chicken with vegetable oil and season with salt. Grill the chicken, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Let cool and cut into bite-size pieces.

Add the chicken, tomatoes, olives, capers and remaining dressing to the potatoes and green beans; toss. Add the lettuce and toss. Top with the eggs and serve with the bread and butter.