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Being good and having a salad for lunch?
The typical Caesar has about 1000 Calories and 76 grams of fat. That’s a big salad. This Low-Calorie Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is a yummy light version of the typical Caesar, yet it’s hearty enough for dinner.
The typical Caesar has about 1000 Calories and 76 grams of fat.
I don’t use raw eggs in my dressing although I think, properly handled, Caesar salad dressing made with raw egg is perfectly safe to eat. But I prefer the light-mayonnaise option. And it’s always safe (well, unless you leave the mayonnaise out at room temperature for too long, then, not so much.) Use a good quality mayonnaise, such as Best Foods (west) or Hellman’s (east).
Prep the salad while the chicken is grilling, and you can have this done and on the table in about 10 minutes.
Prepare the dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set-aside.(make in advance if desired and store, covered, in the refrigerator. Can be made up to a week in advance)
Prepare the croutons: Heat the oven to 350º F. Combine the olive oil and garlic in a large bowl, add the bread cubes and toss to combine. Place on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake, stirring occasionally, until toasty and crisp, about 10 minutes. Watch them so they don't burn. Remove from oven and set-aside. (can easily be made in advance, although I do like them warm)
Prepare the chicken breasts: heat the grill to high. Season the chicken with the Italian seasonings, salt and pepper. Grill on a lightly oiled grill until cooked through, about 3 - 5 minutes per side. Remove and set-aside.
Putting it all together: Combine the lettuce, Parmesan cheese and dressing in a large bowl. Toss well. Divide to individual serving plates. Slice the chicken and place on top. Add croutons and serve.
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