Right now we are getting lots of spring veggies popping up in our garden and in markets around us. I wanted to do a simple salad to highlight the flavors of our veggies. I also added some sous vide chicken to help make it more filling.
I used a spicy vindaloo seasoning on the sous vide chicken to give it some bite and help flavor the salad. I cooked it for a few hours at 141°F (60.5°C) then grilled it for a few minutes to get the crust on it. For the dressing I used a simple white wine vinaigrette.
You can use anything in the salad you want but here I used lettuce and radishes from the garden and some yellow peppers for color and crunch. I also tossed on fresh blueberries since they are in season and I can't get enough of them. I also topped it with roasted seeds for texture and saltiness.
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Preheat the water bath to 141°F (60.5°C).
Salt and pepper the chicken and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture. Add to the sous vide pouches, seal, and place in the water bath. Cook the chicken for 2 to 4 hours.
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Preheat a grill to high heat.
Take the sous vide chicken out of the pouches and pat dry. Liberally sprinkle with the remaining spice mixture and let sit for a few minutes. Sear them on a very hot grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat.
To make the vinaigrette combine the vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Then slowly whisk in the olive oil.
To serve, place the greens in individual bowls or on plates. Top with the bell pepper, radishes, and blue berries. Add the chicken and spoon the vinaigrette on top. Add the roasted seeds and serve.
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