Fennel and Arugula Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Photo: Eric Wolfinger

These delicious recipes include juicy chicken breasts with fennel and refreshing, crispy fennel salads.

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Fennel-and-Sweet-Onion Pizza with Green Olives

Fennel-and-Sweet-Onion Pizza with Green Olives

Miami chef Michael Schwartz uses brown ale and whole-wheat flour to flavor his chewy crust. Toppings can range from potato and house-cured bacon to this pie, made with Pernod-braised fennel, caramelized onions and Trugole, a semisoft Italian cheese that melts beautifully.

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Arugula-Fennel Salad


Eugenia Bone serves this simple green salad with a cheese plate and plenty of rustic bread. She always includes Taleggio and aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, as well as fresh imported sheep's-milk ricotta whenever she can find it at the market.

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Kohlrabi, Fennel and Blueberry Salad

Kohlrabi, Fennel and Blueberry Salad
© Anna Williams

Kohlrabi tastes a lot like a broccoli stem, but it's milder and sweeter and the texture is crisper. Chef Stephanie Izard thinks it's an underappreciated vegetable, so she makes it the star of her delicious salad, served raw in very thin slices. In fact, she likes the dish so much that she takes some home to eat on the couch after service a few times a week.

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Fennel Mustard

Fennel Mustard
© Burcu Avsar

A terrific condiment from Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home; try it on roast pork.

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Campari-Fennel Aperitif

Campari-Fennel Aperitif
© Paul Costello

Pleasantly bitter, herb-infused Campari is a bracing aperitif, especially when it's blended with a little sparkling wine as it is here. Neal Bodenheimer loves how the vivid-red Italian spirit tastes with fennel. "This is a perfect way to use up any leftover fennel fronds from the kitchen," he says.

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Fennel and Red-Onion Salad with Parmesan

Fennel and Red-Onion Salad with Parmesan

Crisp raw fennel, pungent onion, and a sprightly lemon and orange dressing make for a delectable salad. A food processor with a slicing attachment cuts the fennel in no time.

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Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Rosemary

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Rosemary

The Mediterranean flavors of fennel, garlic, and rosemary are perfect with chicken. The fennel and chicken are sautéed and then briefly braised in chicken broth, which becomes a tasty light sauce.

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Fennel-and-Citrus Salad with Mint


For his light, simple salad, chef Matthew Accarrino mixes grapefruit and orange segments with shaved fennel and a sweet-tart honey-lemon dressing.

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