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Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad
Randy Mayor
Yield

6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

This chicken Caesar salad recipe is one of our top-rated! Using a precooked rotisserie chicken makes this salad extra easy and fast, although any leftover cooked chicken will work.

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 (2-pound) whole roasted chicken, skinned
  • 11 cups torn romaine lettuce (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups plain croutons
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 306
  • caloriesfromfat 47 %
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 8.2 g
  • polyfat 2.2 g
  • protein 29.4 g
  • carbohydrate 10.3 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 445 mg
  • calcium 171 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare salad, remove chicken from bones; shred with 2 forks to measure 3 cups meat. Combine chicken, lettuce, and bell pepper in a large bowl.

    Slicing and Chopping Pepper
  2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine oil and next 7 ingredients (oil through garlic) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour over salad; toss well. Sprinkle with croutons and cheese; toss gently to combine.

Cook's Notes

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