Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: A Flavorful Meal in Minutes

Last updated on June 16, 2024

Fire up the grill for crispy, juicy chicken paired with crunchy romaine, tangy Caesar dressing, and a sprinkle of Parmesan magic!

Ready to turn that plain ol’ Caesar salad into a flavor fiesta? With a few simple tricks and a grilling technique that even your dog could master, we’ll elevate this classic dish to rockstar status. Stick around for all the crispy, juicy, and cheesy details that’ll have you saying, “Move over, croutons—there’s a new star in town!”

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

grilled chicken caesar salad

Craving a salad that can bench press a caesar? Dive into the world of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad! This robust dish features juicy, grilled chicken atop crisp Romaine, all tied together with a zesty Caesar dressing that’s as charming as Ryan Reynolds. Brace yourself for a salad experience that’s anything but chicken feed.

  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Cuisine Type: Italian-American

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Caesar dressing
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (around 375°F).
  • Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Remove chicken from grill, let rest for 5 minutes, then slice into strips.
  • In a large bowl, toss chopped Romaine with Caesar dressing until evenly coated.
  • Top salad with grilled chicken strips, grated Parmesan, and croutons.
  • Serve with lemon wedges on the side for an extra zest kick.

Suggestions

  • Alternative ingredients: Swap chicken for grilled shrimp or tofu for a twist.
  • Garnishing options: Add a sprinkle of bacon bits or a dash of paprika for flair.
  • Cooking tips: Always let grilled meats rest before slicing to lock in the juices.
  • Feeling bold? Add anchovies for a Caesar salad that’s on a roll(ercoaster)!

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