Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
YieldsServes 6 as a main course

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Bring a large, wide pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and boil until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water.

Step 2
2

Add chicken; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook chicken, uncovered, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool.

Step 3
3

Whisk vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, the oil, pepper, and minced chervil in a large bowl. Cut chicken into thick crosswise slices (against the grain), put in another bowl, and drizzle with half of dressing; turn to coat.

Step 4
4

Toss lettuce and carrots with remaining dressing (add any dressing from chicken). Divide among plates; top with chicken, cheese, almonds, and chervil sprigs.

Step 5
5

*We are big fans of La Tourangelle brand, found in well-stocked grocery stores and online at latourangelle.com

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for water
 24 young, slender carrots, tops trimmed to about 1/2 in.
 2 pounds boned, skinned chicken breast halves
 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
 5 tablespoons roasted almond oil* or extra-virgin olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1 tablespoon minced chervil or dill, plus sprigs for garnish
 3 1/2 qts. loosely packed butter lettuce leaves (about 1 1/2 heads)
 4 ounces crumbled fresh goat cheese
 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds

Directions

Step 1
1

Bring a large, wide pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and boil until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water.

Step 2
2

Add chicken; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook chicken, uncovered, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool.

Step 3
3

Whisk vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, the oil, pepper, and minced chervil in a large bowl. Cut chicken into thick crosswise slices (against the grain), put in another bowl, and drizzle with half of dressing; turn to coat.

Step 4
4

Toss lettuce and carrots with remaining dressing (add any dressing from chicken). Divide among plates; top with chicken, cheese, almonds, and chervil sprigs.

Step 5
5

*We are big fans of La Tourangelle brand, found in well-stocked grocery stores and online at latourangelle.com

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Champagne Chicken Salad