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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Serves 4

This salad dressing mimics the flavor of a typical Caesar but in a vinaigrette form.


  • 2 ounces French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 (8-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped radicchio lettuce
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan

Nutrition Information

  • calories 272
  • fat 10.4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 31.1 g
  • carbohydrate 12.6 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 322 mg
  • calcium 104 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 9 minutes or until lightly toasted.

  3. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan, and cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken into slices.

  4. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, vinegar, and next 4 ingredients (through anchovy paste) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add romaine and radicchio to bowl; toss well to coat. Divide lettuce and chicken evenly among each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup croutons and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Cook's Notes

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