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Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

A homemade Caesar dressing can either make or break a salad, and this one totally makes the deal.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword caesar salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs coddled (directions below)
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 4 anchovy filets in oil roughly chopped, or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 cups romaine lettuce chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 heads of romaine)
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cucumber sliced into coins
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Try one of these methods for coddling eggs. 1) Separate the yolks from the whites and save the whites for another use. Place the egg yolks in a microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for about 12 seconds. Remove and whisk. Or, 2) Placing whole eggs in shell into warm water. Boil enough water in a pan to cover eggs completely. Immerse the eggs in the boiling water with a slotted spoon then remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 30 seconds, then plunge into cold water to prevent further cooking. Divide the yolks from the whites.

  2. Place the eggs in a blender. Add the pressed garlic, anchovy filets or paste, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and pepper to the blender. Blend on high until combined. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender until the dressing is emulsified. Pour into a small jar and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.

  3. In a large bowl, add the romaine lettuce, chicken breast and cucumber. Add about 2/3 of the dressing and toss to coat. Add the croutons and Parmesan cheese, toss lightly and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 805mg35%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 5258IU105%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.