Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Written By Lucy Pinder on Friday, July 29, 2011 | 6:25 PM


3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 to 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound skin-on, boneless chicken breasts
4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices focaccia or whole-wheat Italian bread
4 romaine lettuce hearts, halved lengthwise
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish


Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high.

Make the dressing: Chop 2 garlic cloves and puree with 1/2 cup olive oil, the anchovies and lemon juice in a blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Pound the chicken with a mallet or heavy skillet until about 1/8 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper and toss with 1 tablespoon of the Caesar dressing. Grill the chicken until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Brush the bread with olive oil on both sides and grill, turning, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Rub with the remaining garlic clove. Brush the romaine with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dressing and grill until marked, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Chop the lettuce and transfer to a bowl.

Cut the bread and chicken into bite-size pieces and add to the bowl. Toss with the remaining dressing, the parmesan, and pepper to taste. Garnish with more parmesan.

Per serving: Calories 610; Fat 44 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 565 mg; Carbohydrate 18 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 36 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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