White Bean and Roasted Chicken Salad

  • poocasile Posted: 06/24/09
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    I have made this a few times and really enjoy it. quick, easy, flavorful. made exactly as written, served with a slice of french baguette. great for summer lunch or dinner.

  • blhill Posted: 04/24/09
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    I tried this recipe after reading all of the wonderful reviews, and I was very disappointed. It was bland! My family did not like it at all.

  • brennaeg Posted: 06/07/10
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    Yuck!! This was bland and nasty. I only ate 4 bites. Will never make it again!

  • nicoleevon Posted: 08/23/10
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    Very easy & tasty as others have said. I made a big batch on Sunday evening & my husband & I are taking it for lunches this week. I roasted two chicken breasts & used Progresso butter beans...substituted shallot for the onion because it was what I had on hand. I'll definitely make this one again.

  • nyfoodie Posted: 09/15/09
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    I made this for a potluck but subbed in tuna packed in oil for the chicken b/c I had a can on hand. This was a big hit. Since the tuna was in oil, I reduced the oil in the dressing. Served w/a sliced baguette. Had several requests for the recipe. Will make again. bmac - I'm not sure I can really recommend something to sub in for the onion. Maybe try shallots or green onions instead if your looking to dial down the onion flavor. ?

  • cyndi2774 Posted: 12/30/09
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    We really enjoyed this recipe. We'll definitely make it again. The only change I made was to mice the onions because my hubby doesn't like large pieces of onion.

  • JanineAnn Posted: 06/04/09
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    I liked all of the salad ingredients, but didn't like the dressing.

  • carynrybs Posted: 08/08/10
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    Super easy and very tasty. Served with pita bread for lunch. Leave sit for at least a few hours or overnight so the flavors meld. Used rotisserie chicken and Progresso Cannellini beans

  • JonniDee Posted: 04/19/09
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    This was quick and tasty! I made it for guests for lunch and it was a hit. Used white meat of 2 chickens and saved the dark meat for another use. Served it over curly lettuce leaves and sliced avocado fanned out beside the salad. It looked beautiful and tasted even better. Will make this again for quick weeknight meal.

  • hdharding Posted: 04/06/09
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    I have to quite agree with the rest of the reviewers. This recipe is awesome and so very versatile. It makes growing herbs at home so very worth it. I think even without the chicken it would be grand. For those who don't have chicken on hand or are vegetarian.

  • sunnys Posted: 10/07/09
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    I subbed morningstar chicken strips and diced them along with the onion. fer browning the chicken strips I added to the bean mixture. I also cubed some avacado and put on top when serving. very good.

  • skspillman Posted: 09/16/09
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    Made this last night and it went over well. My boyfriend gave it an "A," though I wouldn't call it a household favorite. It was simple to put together. I used 4 6-oz. packages of Tyson prepared grilled chicken breast strips, warmed in the microwave for 3 minutes. I served over top of a bag of mixed salad greens alongside sliced French bread broiled with some melted butter on top.

  • ecip729 Posted: 04/17/09
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    This recipe is a "keeper". I followed the recipe exactly as you had it and there is nothing that I would change. Love, love, love it! .....and No Cooking!

  • StefinNaples Posted: 04/20/09
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    This is one of my all time absolute favorite Cooking Light recipes. I make it whenever I have left-over chicken.

  • bmac01 Posted: 04/25/09
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    I have not made this recipe yet but I have a question. What should I use in lieu of the onion? I am not the greatest cook and need some help in the area of substitution. Thank you for any help.

  • ldoninphx Posted: 08/07/10
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    Loved it. Took basic recipe and a few ideas from other reviewers. I took the five basic items. Used pre-packaged cooked chicken strips for time. Chopped them up. Used cherry tomatoes cut in half. Used fresh basil from my patio garden. Served over a bed of chopped romaine lettuce and the dressing as in the recipe. Added a lucious chopped ripe avocado. What a great meal for a warm summer evening here in the desert. Served with warm french bread. White wine. Loved it. Had some left over. I was alone the next night and finished it off. Definitely even better the second night after all the flavors really meld together. Thanks

  • 2louanne Posted: 08/02/10
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    Took this to a family reunion, and it was the first dish that ran out. I made it the night before so the flavors had a chance to blend. I grilled some chicken breasts and used chickpeas, we already have made this again just this week. It is better the next day.

  • jcharriss Posted: 07/28/10
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    We enjoyed this salad very much. I don't understand why some reviewers thought it was bland, it was anything but. The combination of flavors and textures was excellent. I was lucky enough to find some really good tomatoes and that was a plus. I cooked some chicken breast instead of the rotisserie chicken.

  • LilMamaCass Posted: 06/26/11
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    This was fast and easy to make as well as very flavorful. A little tangy, a little spicy. I used grilled chicken breasts and Great Northern beans. I omitted the onion because I didn't have one and used sundried tomatoes because that is what I had. The kids didn't like it, but that is expected...they don't like much anyways.

  • Chicagobsw Posted: 08/16/11
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    I didn't have any cannellini beans on hand so used Great Northern beans instead...too mushy for me. It does have potential though. I might try it again, this time using the recommended beans.

  • MarissaG Posted: 09/07/11
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    Pretty darn delicious! Took about 6 minutes to prepare, 3 very small changes, I used packaged already made chicken breast, I used 2 different white beans, and yellow onion, much milder then red. Now, im new to Basil, I didn't care for it in the salad, but it's all in your taste buds. Easy, easy, easy and pretty good. Give it a try!

  • wreed122 Posted: 06/19/12
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    I thought this dish was very good. The dressing was nice and light, yet full of flavor. A good blend of ingredients. The only complaint I would have is maybe a little too many beans.

  • shuchisharma Posted: 08/05/12
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    have been making this for years...its delicious and gets better as a leftover. this has become one of our summer staples and has impressed many guests!

  • spelleri1878 Posted: 04/13/13
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    Easy, quick, delicious. I left out the tomatoes because I don't like them and used Navy beans. I would bring this as a dish to a party.

  • shellywood1 Posted: 05/28/13
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    Loved it! Nice and light...perfect summer dish

  • TMacRosato Posted: 05/28/13
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    Delicious and simple. Instead of two cans of white cannellini beans, used one can and replaced the second can with fresh corn from the cob. Great taste with the chicken, basil, tomato and flavorful vinaigrette.

  • Mimi4448 Posted: 05/29/13
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    A quick dinner salad without lettuce, for a change. I liked it a lot my husband not quite as much. I substituted cilantro for the basil as we aren't basil fans. I'll make this again but eat it for my lunch not his dinner.

  • MunchletteBelle Posted: 05/29/13
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    I'm not crazy about beans, so I left them out of the salad. I used two bags of Tyson Oven-Roasted Diced Chicken (12 oz), an extra half cup of tomatoes, and some extra onion to make up for the lack of beans. I went ahead and poured the dressing over the chicken mixture a couple of hours before serving and let it sit in the fridge. I ate the chicken/dressing mixture over a bed of romaine and it was really delicious! The Dijon vinaigrette was very good.

  • designerjenb Posted: 05/30/13
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    This was a great salad. I made it with garbanzo beans instead of butter beans, but everything was kept the same as the recipe and it was quite tasty. Perfect for a light summer meal - especially when you have fresh tomatoes and basil from the farmers market like I did - Yum!

  • SuzanneM Posted: 06/04/13
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    Delicious, easy, fresh-tasting. I'm making the salad dressing a staple for salads. A great use for left-over rotisserie chicken; it added some extra chew and meatiness to the meal without making it seem like a chicken dinner.

  • TexasKook Posted: 05/28/13
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    A healthy, delicious salad! I slightly deviated from recipe by using Boar's Head Deli mustard, chopped the red onion, and seeded 3 Roma tomatoes and chopped them for the salad. Definitely need to let the salad's ingredients marinate for at least 5 hours or even better overnight. Sliced avocado is a good side dish. Again this salad was outstanding and I would kindly suggest holding a mirror under the noses of those reviewers who said this salad was bland and tasteless!

  • Shadia797 Posted: 06/01/13
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    Very good. I made it just as instructed and it was wonderful.

  • jtanen Posted: 07/13/13
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    Absolutely delicious and incredibly easy. I used up my leftover rotisserie chicken, threw everything together in a few minutes, and everyone loved it - including my four year old. I actually didn't have enough cannellini beans for this, so I used butter beans instead - lovely. I'm putting this on my regular recipe list!

  • daneanp Posted: 10/08/13
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    I liked it but the rest of the family was less enthusiastic. I did serve it over a bed of greens. If I made it again, I'd probably use different beans (kidney maybe), increase the tomato, cut the oil in half and add a bit of crumbled feta to the top.

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