Alie & Georgia: The Salad You’ll Want to Eat All Summer

05/01/2014 at 06:12 PM ET

Alie & Georgia's Chicken Salad Recipe
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Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!

Rick Bayless is a true Top Chef. He knows all the tricks and hacks to make his recipes stellar. Meaning: We want to steal all of his flavor combinations.

In our Bayless-Based Chicken Salad, we take all the wonderful tastes of his Grilled Chicken Tacos and, as the name suggests, turn the dish into an easy, healthy salad.

His chicken marinade inspired us to create a bright, summer-friendly vinaigrette using ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. We also suggest saving time and the pain of slaving away in front of a hot grill by purchasing a fully-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and hand-shredding it.

So simple, yet still so boldly flavored and stellar, just like Sir Bayless’ original dish! Congrats — you’re basically a master chef now.

Alie & Georgia’s Bayless-Based Chicken Salad

For the vinaigrette:
½ cup olive oil
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
¼ tsp Chinese five spice
1 pinch oregano
1 tbsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:
1 8-oz. package of your favorite salad mix
3 radishes, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 large avocado, diced
1 pre-cooked, store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded

1. Add the vinaigrette ingredients to a tightly lidded mason jar and shake like crazy until they’re well combined.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine the salad mix, radishes, green onions, grape tomatoes and avocado. Top with shredded chicken.

3. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to coat.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Reblogged this on Chinese Whispers.

Anonymous on

This is the best dressing! I made this salad using grilled salmon. I also used the dressing as a marinade the next day for salmon. Fabulous!

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