Skip to Content

Chicken Caesar Salad

Sharing is caring!

Our BEST EVER Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe – with tender chicken, homemade chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons and epic Caesar salad dressing. So damn GOOD!

Chicken Caesar salad is so simple to make. It looks mouthwateringly good and tastes amazing!

Perfect for cooking any night of the week… and if you scoot down to the bottom we’ve some neat cheat ideas that mean you can have this salad ready even faster!

Our Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe is a super tasty mix of tender herby chicken breast strips tossed together with fresh crunchy romaine lettuce.

We scatter over chunky garlicky bruschetta homemade croutons and some marinated olives. Then finish with a drizzle of creamy homemade Caesar salad dressing and scattering of Parmesan shavings.

chicken caesar salad with chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons and creamy homemade caesar dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad Ingredients

For the easy chicken salad

  • 500g chicken breast strips
  • 1 heaped tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbs 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 Caesar salad dressing recipe

  • 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)

Equipment Needed To Make This Chicken Salad

  • Tin foil
  • Baking tray
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Colander
  • Bread knife
  • Lemon juicer
  • Grater
  • Serving platter

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

chicken caesar salad with garlic bruschetta croutons and marinated olives
  • Heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • Prepare the tin foil parcel for the chicken – 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 the chicken – place the chicken wrapped in the tin foil parcel onto a baking tray and cook in the oven for around 30 minutes or 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.
  • Make the croutons – just toast the ciabatta. Then rub with the raw peeled garlic clove and 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 – opt 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.

Really Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

I get it, sometimes you’re just really short on time but you still want a great salad.

So cheat your way there.

Buy a rotisserie chicken, opt for a flavoursome one with garlic and herbs.

Then pick up a bag of ready to eat salad leaves and some store bought caesar dressing.

BUT – don’t cheat with the croutons, these chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons really make this salad so good!

chicken caesar salad with garlic bruschetta croutons and marinated olives. Text "chicken caesar salad recipe"

Homemade Crouton Recipe

Homemade croutons are just the BEST! They’re so much more flavoursome and tasty than shop bought croutons.

Plus they’re SUPER easy to make, you’ll just need a handful of ingredients for our yummy crouton recipe.

  • 4 thick slices of ciabatta bread
  • clove of garlic peeled
  • a good glug of olive oil

How To Make Homemade Croutons

  • Just toast the ciabatta slices in the toaster or under the grill, or you can toast on a griddle pan or even BBQ grill.
  • Then rub the toasted bread with the raw garlic so it picks up a lovely garlicky taste.
  • Lastly just drizzle over the olive oil – as much or as little as you like, then slice into bitesized chunks.

Vegan Croutons

Our homemade croutons are naturally vegan – bread, garlic and olive oil. Simple.

Gluten Free Croutons

You can make our homemade croutons gluten free if you like – just choose a good gluten free loaf in place of the ciabatta.

I make gluten free croutons using the Marks & Spencers gluten free sourdough loaf – it’s the nicest, most bread-y gluten free bread I’ve found.

BEST Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Chicken Caesar salad is ALLLLLLL about the most amazing dressing.

Our homemade super easy Caesar Salad dressing is just so good I could literally spoon if from the bowl straight into my mouth!

I just use a handful of really simple ingredients

  • 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 – or if you can get them, the lovely deli ones that are marinated in lemon and herb dressing.

How To Make Caesar Salad Dressing

  • First, chop up the anchovy fillets so that they’re completely tiny and mushy.
  • Then mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice and finely grated garlic together with the anchovy mush.

That’s it! Super simple and super delicious!

Get our best chicken recipes here – perfect for weeknight dinner

How To Make Amazing Vegetarian Caesar Salad Dressing

If you’re skipping the chicken in our Caesar salad recipe and going for a vegetarian alternative then you’ll need to make a vegetarian Caesar dressing.

Just switch out the anchovies for a tsp of finely chopped capers – it’ll give a very similar salty tang to the anchovy fillets and taste amazing on your salad.

Browse all our meat recipes here

Easy Salad Recipes for Summer

  • Quick Spicy Prawn Salad – a really quick midweek dinner, spicy prawn with a fresh, crunchy salad and garlic bread slices. So good!
  • Greek Salad Bowl – a delicious bowlful of fresh and tasty Greek Salad with roast sweet potatoes.
Yield: Serves 4

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

chicken caesar salad with chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons and creamy homemade caesar dressing

Our BEST Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken breast mini fillets (or chicken breast sliced up) 
  • 1 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 2 Romaine lettuce - washed and roughly shredded
  • 100g marinated black olives 
  • 4 thick slices ciabatta 
  • 1 clove of garlic - peeled 
  • 2 tbs olive oil 
  • 50g Parmesan shavings 

For the dressing

  • 4 tbs mayonnaise 
  • 1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 small clove garlic - finely grated 
  • 3 anchovy fillets - finely chopped 

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Mix up the Caesar salad dressing. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, garlic, anchovies and lemon juice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 856mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 47g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

Love to Instagram your food?

Follow me on Instagram for more delicious recipe inspiration daily!

Save our delicious Chicken Caesar Salad on Pinterest for later!

chicken caesar salad platter topped with crunchy homemade croutons. Text overlay "delicious chicken caesar salad"

Get loads more easy dinner recipes here

Hey – we hope you enjoy the recipe and when you cook it don’t forget to tag us your creations on Twitter @daisiesandpieUK or Instagram @daisiesandpie

Get more delicious meal ideas and easy recipes here

Bean Salad made with borlotti beans, sweetcorn, celery, red pepper, salad onions and Italian dressing.
Previous
Easy Bean Salad
Eton mess with strawberries and mango served in small glass bowls
Next
Eton Mess With Strawberries And Mango
Comments are closed.
Skip to Recipe