Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

After coming back from our mini vacation to Arkansas and eating all that food, Dustin and I have been feeling a little “heavier” than we’d like.  So, we both agreed it was time to incorporate some more salads into our weekly dinners and maybe some more exercise.

Chicken Caesar Salad - Seasoning Chicken

This is like the best homemade caesar dressing.

Now, you may be thinking: “Ewww! Anchovy paste, really??” But, you really don’t taste the anchovies in the dressing.  What it adds is a nice saltiness and depth of flavor to the dressing.

Chicken Caesar Salad - Caesar Salad Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad - Cooking Chicken

Anchovy paste is actually quite inexpensive and stores for about a year in your fridge.  Having it in the fridge ready to go makes this Chicken Caesar Salad recipe nice and quick, too.  It has the consistency of a tomato paste…just squeeze a couple teaspoons out and forget you ever needed it.  I promise.

Chicken Caesar Salad - Lettuce

The dressing is nice and light and soooo easy to make.

Chicken Caesar Salad

I like to add my homemade croutons and some grilled or sautéed chicken to make it more of a filling meal, though it is equally good as a side salad.

Chicken Caesar Salad

This is one tasty salad, folks.  Gotta love an easy, delicious, fast, and homemade chicken caesar salad.  And please try the croutons with this salad, too.

Because: yum!

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Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad
Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Are you looking for a healthy take on the classic caesar salad? Well, look no further! This post will guide you on how to whip up this healthy chicken caesar salad in just 30 minutes!

Categories: Salad
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: homemade chicken caesar salad, is chicken caesar salad healthy, what to eat with caesar salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1/4 cup full fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp shaved parmesan
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
  1. In a small bowl, combine the greek yogurt, anchovy paste, lemon juice, grated parmesan and ground black pepper to make the dressing. Mix until smooth and then place in the refrigerator while you prepare the chicken.

  2. Rinse and dry the lettuce leaves very well. Cut the lettuce into large bite-size pieces and then place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Liberally coat the chicken with the kosher salt and pepper. Sauté the chicken until thoroughly browned on each side, approximately 4-6 minutes per side. When it's cooked through, the chicken will release a clear liquid when poked with a fork (as opposed to a pinkish liquid). Remove the chicken from pan and set aside.

  4. Add the dressing to the lettuce and toss well to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Cube the chicken and then toss it with the salad along with the whole weat croutons, if desired.

  5. Garnish with additional parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 262
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.1g45%
Saturated Fat 8.7g44%
Cholesterol 125.9mg42%
Sodium 388.1mg16%
Carbohydrates 12.2g4%
Fiber 6.7g27%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 29.4g59%
Vitamin A 7900IU158%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Chicken Caesar Salad

  1. 5 stars
    Another keeper! Lacey, I’ve yet to try one of your recipes that I haven’t been thrilled with. I made this today ( I should note I didn’t make the homemade croutons because of time but it’s on my list of to-do’s) and it was PERFECT! The dressing was exactly what I was looking for. Simple and delicious! Thanks again!

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