1To prepare vinaigrette, heat a small amount of the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add shallot and cook for 5 minutes to soften. Add juices and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup. Let cool, then place in a blender. With blender running, drizzle in remaining oil slowly to emulsify. Chill until ready to use. To prepare olives, carefully stuff with chorizo. Dip each olive in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Fry in 325°F oil for a few minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Remove from oil and drain. To prepare salad, season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. While chicken cools, season potatoes with salt and cook in hot oil until tender. Place equal amounts of potatoes onto 4 serving plates. Toss greens with chicken, peppers and enough vinaigrette to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and place on top of potatoes. Garnish each plate with 4 warm olives. Makes 4 servings.
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