Classic Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Classic Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a classic Chicken Caesar Salad — it’s a simple yet deliciously satisfying dish that combines tender grilled chicken with the crisp freshness of romaine lettuce, all tossed with a creamy and tangy Caesar dressing. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a quick weeknight dinner, this recipe will guide you through each step for making this beloved salad at home.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large romaine lettuce heart, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons
  • For the Caesar dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Prepare the chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked through. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips.
  2. Make the Caesar dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously until the dressing is well emulsified.
  3. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce with half of the dressing, tossing to coat the leaves evenly. Add more dressing as needed, according to your preference. Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese and croutons over the lettuce, and add the grilled chicken strips on top.
  4. Serve: Divide the salad into serving bowls, and drizzle with the remaining Caesar dressing if desired. Serve immediately, with extra Parmesan cheese and croutons on the side if you like.


If you prefer extra crunch, feel free to add more croutons or even some bacon bits. For a lighter version, you can substitute the mayonnaise in the dressing with Greek yogurt. Enjoy your perfectly balanced Chicken Caesar Salad!

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