Warm Chicken and Farro Caprese Salad


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Warm Chicken and Farro Caprese Salad

(Recipes by Irene Ngo; Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Sun Ngo and Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Erik Putz and Christie Vuong; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Comfort food in salad form–this fibre-rich dish is the perfect winter pick-me-up.


  • 225 g farro

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 tsp honey

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, such as Club House blend

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 2 pints multicoloured cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 250-g balls fresh mozzarella, roughly torn

  • 4 small cooked chicken breasts, sliced

  • 1 cup basil leaves


  • Cook farro following package instructions.

  • Whisk vinegar with oil, honey, seasoning blend and salt in a bowl until combined. Stir in shallot. Set aside.

  • Drain farro, and then add to dressing along with tomatoes. Season with pepper. Stir to combine.

  • Divide warm farro mixture among plates. Top with mozzarella and chicken. Season with pepper. Sprinkle with basil.