New Food: Fried Radicchio with Chicken Breast – Leftover Mashup

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Fried Radicchio with Chicken Breast – Leftover Mashup

New Food; Fried radicchio with chicken breast

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Today’s recipe is a bit of a mashup from last week. We cook at home a lot, so there are always significant leftovers to be put to use. For today’s lunch, I poked around in the fridge and came up with this leftover mashup.

First you take some of the friend radicchio from last week’s Radicchio Risotto. Then, fry or grill some boneless chicken breast. We had some left over from our chicken, mashed potato, veg dinner a few nights ago. Heat these up together, add a bit more spice, or different spices as you desire. I added some more salt and black pepper (which I love) to balance the relative sweetness of the radicchio. You could also add in some balsamic vinegar. I don’t use this when making the radicchio for the risotto, as I think the vinegar would overpower the risotto. In this mashup, though, I think it would bring a nice kick to the flavors.

Fried Radicchio with Chicken Breast – Leftover Mashup


1 head radiccchio
1 Tblsp Olive Oil
1/2 cup white wine
*Balsamic vinegar (optional)

Mozzarella or Parmesan Cheese

Pre-cooked fried, baked or grilled chicken bread (1-4 depending on how many people you are serving) 


Chop radicchio into strands. Heat 1Tbls olive oil in skillet
Add salt and pepper to taste
Toss with tongs until wilted
Add 1/2 cup white wine
Cook until wine is absorbed an evaporated.
Add 1 tdsp balsamic vinegar, if desired

Slice or chop cooked chicken breast and add to radicchio to reheats

Plat up and top with mozzarella or parmesan cheese, if desired

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