I’ve gotten a new respect for iceberg lettuce. It first started when the wedge salad – fully loaded – was popular a number of years ago. But then I forgot about this lettuce until the other day.

I was suddenly inspired to grab a head of iceberg, cut a wedge and grill it. Then I added shredded chicken from a store bought roasted chicken, added a creamy anchovy dressing and topped it all with crispy shiitake mushrooms. Oh my! This was so good!!

This dish was so satisfying and makes a perfect lunch, a light dinner, or can easily fit into a multi-course meal. Easy, flavorful and healthy! A home run!!



I head of iceberg lettuce – cut into 4 wedges

1 cup of shredded cooked chicken – about 8 oz (226 g)

1 cup of shiitake mushrooms – sliced

1/4 cup of olive oil

1 clove garlic – finely chopped

1 batch dressing – recipe here

Garnish with parsley

Season to taste.



Warm a grill pan over high heat, drizzle with oil and grill each side of each wedge (about a minute on each side) just until it begins to wilt and char. Remove from the heat and place each wedge on an individual plate.

In a separate skillet, place over medium/high heat, add a generous amount of oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat until hot but not smoking. Add the mushrooms and saute until crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the garlic. It will brown in the hot oil. Add a splash of water if it begins to brown too much. Season with salt and set aside.

In the meantime, make a batch of the dressing. Divide the chicken between the 4 plates. Drizzle with dressing. Top with the mushrooms and garnish with fresh parsley (and parmesan if desired).


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