Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

by | Jun 8, 2016 | All, Main Dishes, Soups + Salads

 Filled with  juicy chicken, parmesan, and crunchy croutons, this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with homemade dressing will become a regular in the meal rotation.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is a regular in our weeknight meal rotation. Easy to make, but fancy enough for company. You'll never reach for a bottle of dressing again!

There are Caesar salad likers and then there are Caesar salad lovers.

I happen to fall in the latter, and fortunately my family does, too, which is a really good thing with how often this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad shows up on the menu. That said, we (read, me) are pretty particular about our salads, especially the dressing.  I don’t want just any salad, I want a really good salad. Over the years I’ve tried dozens of different Caesar dressing recipes and haven’t been happy. But this easy homemade Caesar dressing is a game changer. It’s light, full of flavor, easy to whip up and it’s made with staples from the pantry. Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?”

On hectic summer nights, our love of salads runs especially deep. (This Chicken Strawberry Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad are 2 other favorites that make regular appearances on our table!) Like a lot of busy families, the four of us rarely eat dinner together at a normal hour, and the last thing everybody wants is to wait for me to cook dinner when we finally get home from one of our many activities. But when this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is on the menu, dinner is a snap. I grill the chicken earlier in the day, as well as clean the lettuce and make the dressing. Simply toss a loaf of bread in the oven while you put the salad together and – presto – a light, protein-filled dinner is ready to be devoured by all.

Filled with parmesan, garlic and juicy chicken, this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with homemade dressing is a hit with the whole family!

Tip: Don’t have anchovy paste on hand? Mince 3 anchovies and add to the dressing instead. Not an anchovy fan? Leave them out and add a dash of extra salt to taste.

TOp down image of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad in a white bowl with fresh parmesan cheese.

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

A light, flavorful Caesar salad with grilled chicken.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian chicken seasoning
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 2 large hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup croutons
  • Anchovy fillets (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


To make the chicken:

  1. Season chicken breasts with seasoning, salt and pepper. Grill 8-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from grill and tent with foil. Slice into strips and set aside.

To make the dressing:

  1. Whisk together anchovy paste, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Slowly add oil and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Stir in parmesan cheese.

To make the salad:

  1. Place romaine hearts on plate and drizzle with dressing. Add chicken on top and garnish with croutons, anchovies and grated Parmesan cheese.


Adapted from Epicurious

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 612mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g
This Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is ready to go in 30 minutes. The homemade dressing is light and full of flavor and made with staples from the pantry!

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    Caesar Salad is a favorite of mine, too! Love your blog and love your beautiful food photography. My niece, Tiffany, and I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out the post on our blog. I’ll email you separately with a link. Keep up the good work!

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      Thank you, Carole! We are so flattered and will check it out! Enjoy the Caesar Salad!

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    Your food photos are amazing….so crisp and clear! I need a camera that can get closer to my food and still stay sharp! I need to put your food pics on my fridge for inspiration! Great job! =)

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      What a nice compliment! Thanks, Lillian!


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