Arugula Chicken Salad


Nash’s arugula has impressively large leaves and a spunky flavor!

1/4 cup minced pimiento
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Six chicken thighs, or other dark chicken meat, barbecued on a grill (If you bake or sauté the chicken, add a few drops liquid smoke to the dressing)
2 bunches arugula

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Wash the arugula and gently pat dry. Heat the other ingredients together in a saucepan. Put arugula in a bowl and add hot dressing, tossing to coat. Serve with chicken pieces on top.

Arugula makes a terrific wilted salad because its piquant flavor stands up so well, but there is something special about combining it with a smoky taste.