Roast Chicken Panzanella

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By Williams Sonoma

Published 2023

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Panzanella, a bread salad with Tuscan and Umbrian roots, traditionally combines bread, onions, summer tomatoes, and sometimes cucumbers, all dressed with a vinaigrette that includes the sweet juices of the tomatoes. Here, the addition of roast chicken turns this usual side dish into a main.


  • 1 lb (950 g) sourdough bread, torn into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Arrange the sourdough pieces in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown, tur