Chicken Caesar salad is simple to make, looks good and tastes amazing. Perfect for cooking any night of the week.
Tender herby chicken breast strips tossed together with fresh crunchy romaine lettuce, chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons, marinated olives and finished with a drizzle of creamy homemade Caesar salad dressing and scattering of Parmesan shavings.
Totally moreish chicken salad.
- 500g chicken breast strips
- 1 heaped tsp dried mixed herbs
- olive oil
- 2 Romaine lettuce - roughly shredded
- handful of marinated black olives
- 4 thick slices of ciabatta
- small clove of garlic peeled
- handful of Parmesan shavings
- for the dressing
- 4 heaped tbs of mayonnaise
- 1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 small clove garlic grated
- 3 anchovies very finely chopped (just use the jarred ones)
- Heat the oven to 200C - place a sheet of tin foil onto a baking tray, rub lightly with olive oil, tip on the chicken breast strips, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over the dried mixed herbs. Add another sheet of foil on top and seal into a parcel. Cook in the oven for around 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through with no pink remaining. Once cooked leave to cool.
- Mix up the Caesar salad dressing. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, garlic, anchovies and lemon juice.
- To make the croutons, just toast the ciabatta, rub with the raw garlic then drizzle with just a little olive oil. Slice into bitesized cubes.
- Put together the salad - take a serving plate and scatter with the lettuce, add the chicken and olives. Scatter over the croutons and drizzle with the Caesar salad dressing. Finish by scattering over a handful of Parmesan shavings.
Make Chicken Caesar Salad your way
- Switch the chicken for turkey or salmon.
- Go veggie and skip the chicken, replacing it with mushrooms (omit anchovies from dressing and replace with finely chopped capers instead)
- Turn it into pasta salad to do this use only half the Romaine lettuce and shred it much finer, stir the whole lot through freshly cooked fusilli or penne.
How to serve Chicken Caesar Salad
- Fab for midweek dinner with a side of sweet potato wedges.
- Pack up in boxes for lunch or picnics.
- Short on time? Buy Rotisserie chicken, Caesar salad dressing and bagged salad.