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chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 364kcal
A bed of romaine lettuce topped with juicy chicken breast, croutons and parmesan, and drizzled in a homemade dressing--this classic chicken caesar salad is always a favorite! Simple to make and loaded with flavor and crunchy textures, it's perfect to serve for a tasty lunch.
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For the Caesar Dressing

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

For Assembly

  • 6 cups tightly packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk until well combined, then cover and chill until ready to use.
    ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 clove garlic, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    chicken caesar salad dressing in a white bowl with a whisk.
  • In a large bowl, toss lettuce together with half of the prepared dressing to coat.
    6 cups tightly packed chopped romaine lettuce
    chicken caesar salad dressing on romaine lettuce in a glass bowl with tongs.
  • Transfer the lettuce to a serving bowl or platter and top with sliced chicken, croutons, and shaved Parmesan. Serve immediately with the rest of the dressing on the side.
    1 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese, 1 cup seasoned croutons
    chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.



  • Use any chicken you like for this recipe, such as rotisserie chicken, shredded chicken, or grilled or baked chicken.
  • Feel free to add your favorite veggies and toppings, such as chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, or torn kale.
Storage: Store chicken caesar salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6333IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 3mg