Creamy Caesar Salad with Herb Grilled Chicken

Creamy Caesar Salad with Herb Grilled Chicken

One of my favorite memories from when we lived in California was eating dinner outside with my husband on our small balcony overlooking the mountains. With the high temperatures in Austin, where we live now, that hasn’t been possible but we’re still getting plenty of uses out of our grill and dreaming of the day when we can enjoy an al fresco meal and a cool breeze!

This creamy Caesar salad with herb grilled chicken is one of my recent favorite dinners that is so delicious, and I’m happy to share the simple steps with you to achieve this easy yet mouthwatering meal.

Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

All you need is olive oil, dried basil, dried oregano, and salt and pepper to coat the chicken in preparation for grilling or broiling. Lay it on the grill, cook it until it’s tender and nicely charred, and no traces of pink remain in the center. Meanwhile, you can make a simple Caesar salad by just combining some torn, crisp Romaine lettuce, your favorite creamy Caesar salad dressing, freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, and a dash of salt and pepper.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

After removing the chicken from the grill or broiler, let it rest for about 5 minutes on a plate, since chicken and all meats continue cooking for a short time once coming off a grill or broiler. If you slice the meat too soon, the juices will escape the meat, resulting in a less tender piece of chicken, steak or pork. Do it a favor and leave it alone! Your taste buds will thank you.

Once the chicken has rested, just slice it up with a sharp knife, lay it on top of your salad and voila! Dinner is served, and I bet you’ll agree that it’s absolutely delicious with this decadent, creamy Caesar salad. I recommend serving this with garlic bread and a glass of your favorite white wine… A little garlic and a sip of wine always makes dinner all the more enjoyable!

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Creamy Caesar Salad with Herb Grilled Chicken

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

8 cups washed, dried and torn romaine lettuce

1/3 cup Caesar Salad dressing

1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Prepare a grill or preheat broiler.

Rub chicken with oil and season with salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Grill or broil chicken until browned and no trace of pink remains in the center, 7-8 minutes per side.

Combine lettuce, dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss and divide among 4 plates. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices and fan over salad. Top with Parmesan curls. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

      

20 Responses to “Creamy Caesar Salad with Herb Grilled Chicken”

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    london bakes — September 12, 2011 @ 8:32 am

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    london bakes — September 12, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Caesar salad is such a perfect summer dish – I hope you get that cool breeze that you’re hoping for soon!

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    warmvanillasugar — September 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    That salad looks delicious! Caesar salad is such a great accompaniment.

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    Sandra — September 12, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    What a pretty and satisfying meal.

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    Magda — September 12, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    Looks great, now I want some caesar salad for my lunch.

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — September 12, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    I love a grilled Caesar salad and this reminds me that I haven’t had for for a long time. This will likely be dinner tonight!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — September 12, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    I meant to say grilled ‘chicken’ Caesar salad ;)

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    Charles — September 12, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Mm, you can’t beat a good caesar salad – I’d cry without my giant tooth-breaking croutons as well though! They soak up the cheese and sauce perfectly :) Beautiful photos too!

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    yummychunklet — September 12, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    I love the simplicity of chicken Caesar salads! Yours looks absolutely delicious!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — September 12, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    This sounds so perfect and EASY. Delicious!

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 12, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    Love it! So simple and easy.

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    Anonymous — September 12, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    This looks wonderful Georgia. Reminds me of a favorite place that put a large scoop of potato salad in the center of my caesar salad (hidden) On top was three slices of rosemary rotisserie grilled chicken topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. You got 2 pieces of warm garlic bread on the side with caesar dressing It was like visiting heaven. ;-)

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    Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) — September 13, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    Wonderful summer recipe. I love salad meals. They satisfy without over-stuffing.

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    Deborah — September 13, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    This looks like the perfect end of summer meal!!

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    oneordinaryday — September 13, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Grilled chicken is such a perfect compliment to Caesar salad. This sounds like a great end of summer dish.

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    Leslie — September 14, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    I love love love chicken caesar salads. Yours sounds perfect

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    Jenn — September 14, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Looks gorgeous, Georgia! And I hear you on the eating outside… we can do that here in AZ during the winter months, but forget about it during the summer!

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    Erin @ Lemon Sugar — September 14, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Georgia, I just adore your blog. Your photography (and your food) is inspiring!

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    Sandra — September 14, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Oh wow Georgia, that salad is amazing..Love your delicious presentation..so yummy! Awesome photos too! I will make this for sure!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — September 16, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Beautiful salad. Looks great!

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