I like roasting and grilling chickens, but there are only so many ways to roast or grill. Occasionally, you have to do something to mix up your routine, or otherwise liven things up a bit. In this case, I chose a ‘non-traditional’ accompaniment, bread salad.
The salad was a little like a Sbarro salad, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced red onions. The unique ingredient was chunks of slightly stale bread. I didn’t have any slightly stale bread on hand, so I ‘staled’ some fresh bread by heating for 10 minutes in a 350 degree over. I’m not sure this makes it stale, these are probably more like croutons.
Whatever the case, you mix the veg and bread, and then dress the salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil. It was a great compliment to a smoky grilled chicken, and even kept well enough that we ate it again the next day.