Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Grilled chicken, Parmesan cheese, and bread croutons over romaine lettuce, topped with Caesar salad dressing makes a hearty meal.

Spring 2018

  • Caesar Salad
    Healthy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Cheese and Croutons.
  • Caesar Salad

Total Hands-On Time: 40 min

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Yield: 4 servings

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• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 1 cup extra-light olive oil (do not use extra-virgin olive oil)

• 1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

• 1 bunch romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

• 1 to 1-1/2 cups croutons


1) Heat grill. Add chicken, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until meat reaches 165 F in the thickest part, turning once. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes, then cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices.

2) Combine mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. With processor running, slowly pour in oil, and continue processing until dressing is thick and creamy. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan, and pulse to combine.

3) In a large bowl, toss together lettuce and croutons.

4) Divide salad among 4 plates. Top each with chicken and remaining Parmesan. Drizzle dressing over the top.