Caesar Salad Topped with Grilled Chicken

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Makes a large salad that serves two people for a full meal, or a smaller side salad for 4-6 people.

Ingredients:

Dressing & Salad

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese, or 2 1/2 ounces shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 20 ounces of your choice of lettuce. Classic Caesar calls for romaine, but I used a mix of red bibb and kale
  • 1/2 cup croutons (I used EvaRuth’s gluten-free croutons)

Grilled Chicken:

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I actually cooked 4 to have leftovers for the week)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning (I live by the entire Montreal Seasoning collection)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Directions:

  • Bring a large grill pan (or whatever pan you have) to high heat.
  • Put chicken in a mixing bowl, and with a fork, poke holes in it to tenderize.
  • Pour 1/4 of a tablespoon of olive oil over each side of the chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle each side with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 tablespoon Montreal Chicken Seasoning.
  • Spray pan with non-stick spray and place breasts on the pan. Bring pan down to medium-high heat.
  • Cook the breasts about 3/4 of the way on one side before flipping. This keeps them extra juicy and crisps up nicely.
  • While Chicken is cooking make the dressing:
  • Place the garlic, anchovy fillets, and salt in a wooden salad bowl.
  • Using two dinner forks, mash the garlic and anchovies into a paste.
  • Using one fork, whisk in the pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and egg yolk.
  • Whisk in the olive oil.
  • Pull the chicken off the pan and let it rest for about 5-minutes.
  • While that happens chop the lettuce and then toss in the salad dressing.
  • Top with Parmesan, Croutons and Chicken. Bon Apetit!

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