Dairy Farmers of Canada

Chicken Caesar Salad

An easy, homemade, creamy Caesar salad dressing brings classic flavour to this grilled chicken salad - just the thing to enjoy on those hot summer nights.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 servings
chicken caesar salad


  • Caesar Dressing
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 10 % half-and-half cream
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) plain yogurt
  • Salad
  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 cups (2.5 L) torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
  • Croutons
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Caesar Dressing:

In a blender, combine cream, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper; purée until smooth. With motor running, pour in lemon juice. Add yogurt and pulse to blend. Let stand for 5 min or until thickened.

In a shallow dish, pour 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the dressing over chicken and turn to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Grill chicken over medium heat (or broil) for 15 min, turning once, or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to cutting board; slice thinly.

In salad bowl, combine lettuce, grated Canadian Parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup (180 mL) of the remaining dressing. Toss to coat. Divide among serving plates and top with croutons and chicken. Drizzle with more of the dressing to taste.


*Any extra dressing can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 312 Calories
Protein: 35 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 14 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 583 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 22 % / 239 mg
Folate: 81 %
Selenium: 95 %
Vitamin A: 60 %
Vitamin B6: 61 %