Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This recipe is taken from the 2002 Milk Calendar. The appetizing combination of classic Caesar salad flavours make this dish a welcome favourite.

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 servings
grilled chicken caesar salad

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 cups (2.5 L) torn romaine lettuce
  • Croutons
  • 3/4 cup (180) pre-shredded blend Italian cheeses or 1/3 cup (80 mL) freshly grated Canadian Parmesan
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) anchovy paste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Preparation

Dressing:

In bowl, whisk together milk, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, anchovy paste (if using), salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in lemon juice. Let stand for at least 10 min or until thickened. Yield: 2 cups (500 mL).

Salad:

Combine lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper; brush over both sides of chicken. Grill chicken over medium heat (or broil) for 15 min (turning once) or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to cutting board; slice thinly.

Toss lettuce and croutons with enough dressing to coat; arrange on plates; sprinkle with cheese, then top with chicken. Drizzle with more dressing and croutons to taste.

Tips

For the Adventurous: Add 2 cups (500 mL) torn radicchio or arugula and 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced.

Healthy Eating Tip: Colour matters- Choose dark-green lettuce, like the Romaine in this recipe more often. The darker colour means that it is a good source of nutrients like folate and vitamin A.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 350 Calories
Protein: 36 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 2.7 g
Sodium: 1091 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 27 % / 293 mg
Folate: 89 %
Niacin: 76 %
Vitamin A: 43 %
Vitamin C: 69 %