Grilled Chicken with Panzanella Salad
We set out for a way to dress up grilled chicken, and incorporate the abundance of fresh tomatoes during the summer.
Why This Recipe Works
We are always on the lookout for inventive chicken recipes that can be prepared on the grill. Our Grilled Chicken with Panzanella Salad recipe pairs grilled chicken breasts with a classic Italian summer salad of stale bread, tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Brushing all the components that go onto the grill—the onion slices, the bread, and the chicken breasts—with a homemade garlic oil boosted their flavor and ensured they didn’t stick to the grates. We grilled the onion, then the bread, and finally the chicken so we could give each component our full attention. Patting the chicken dry with paper towels before cooking ensured that it got a proper sear. We found wet chicken stuck to the grill and cooked improperly.