Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
20 mins 300°F
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Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Ingredients
2
tablespoons lemon juice
3
anchovy fillets
3
cloves garlic, halved
1/4
cup olive oil
1
hard-cooked egg yolk
1
teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1
clove garlic, halved
10
cups torn romaine lettuce
2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1
recipe Parmesan Croutons or 2 cups purchased garlic-Parmesan croutons
2/3
cup halved cherry tomatoes (optional)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese curls
 
Anchovy fillets, halved lengthwise (optional)
 
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. For dressing, in a blender combine lemon juice, 3 anchovy fillets, and 3 cloves garlic. Cover and blend until mixture is nearly smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add oil, hard-cooked egg yolk, mustard, and sugar. Cover and blend until smooth. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  2. Rub the inside of a wooden salad bowl with cut sides of 1 clove garlic; discard garlic. In the salad bowl combine lettuce, chicken, Parmesan Croutons, and, if desired, cherry tomatoes. Pour dressing over lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese; toss gently to combine. If desired, add additional anchovy fillets. Sprinkle each serving with pepper.

Parmesan Croutons

Ingredients

4
3/4 inch thick slices Italian or French bread
1/4
cup butter
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2
garlic cloves, finely minced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes (you should have about 3-1/2 cups); set aside. In a small saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in Parmesan cheese and garlic. Add bread cubes, stirring until cubes are coated with butter mixture. Spread bread cubes in a single layer in a shallow baking pan or on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes; stir. Bake about 10 minutes more or until bread cubes are crisp and golden. Cool completely; store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons)
    Per serving:
  • 350 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 104 mg chol.,
  • 402 mg sodium,
  • 15 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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