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Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

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

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

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 350,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 104,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 15,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 20,
  • sodium (mg) 402,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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