Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Chicken Caesar Salad

This low fat Caesar salad recipe is the healthier version of the well known salad.

If you are watching what you eat, our healthy low fat version of this favorite recipe is just what you want to have.

Have it on its own as a main dish, or as a side dish with something else. It's up to you.

By the way, did you know that the Caesar salad was named after the Mexican dude that invented it?


Ingredients

  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup croutons
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


Caesar Salad Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp drained capers
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon (extract the juice)
  • 2 Tbsp white vine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


How to Make the Recipe


First make the chicken breasts:

  1. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil. 
  2. Place saucepan over a medium heat for 1 min to heat up. 
  3. Put chicken into the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts around, then cook for another 3 minutes (the second side always takes less time than the first side). 


Next prepare the homemade dressing:

  1. Spread the crushed garlic on the bottom of a large salad bowl, and add the capers, mashing them with a fork. 
  2. Add the Dijon mustard and 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  3. Separate the egg, and add the yolk to the bowl. Gradually beat in the remaining olive oil and continue beating till the mixture goes thick.
  4. Next, beat in the lemon juice and vinegar.


Finally make the salad:

  1. Tear romaine lettuce into pieces and add the lettuce leaves to the bowl with the Caesar salad dressing.
  2. Add croutons and toss. 
  3. Cut chicken breasts into bit-sized pieces. Add chicken and cherry tomatoes to the bowl and toss again. You can cut tomatoes in halves or use whole, as you wish.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese on top, and serve it fresh.


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