Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This is one of my favorite all-time Caesar salad recipies. I found it in the Food Network magazine, and it is super easy to make.

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 egg white(optional)
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. (Add the egg white if you would like it creamy.)
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.


  1. Oh, that looks Yummy!

    ps- I am soooooooooo behond in blogs/emails. I got your email. I will be emailing you some details about next week shortly.


  2. Yummmm....just printed this one out for dinner sometime this week!

  3. This looks absolutely fabulous! Yum yum yum! ;)

  4. This looks FANTASTIC! And I haven't had lunch yet :)