For croutons: cut bread, preferably whole grain, into cubes approximately 1/2-inch square. Toss with
black pepper and a little dried oregano and / or parsley. Place on a sheet pan that has been LIGHTLY
sprayed with pan release and bake in a 325-degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden
For the chicken: season chicken with black pepper, minced garlic, minced fresh ginger and a pinch of
five-spice powder. Grill (or roast in a hot oven on a sheet pan sprayed with pan release) until cooked
through, (165 degrees internal temperature for 15 seconds). Remove from heat and sprinkle with
chopped scallion. Chill chicken rapidly to below 40 degrees. Cut on the bias into thin strips.
To assemble salad: Toss chopped lettuce with dressing until combined. Place in serving bowl and top
with 3 ounces of the chicken, 1 tablespoon of the scallions and 1 ounce of the croutons.