Chicken Caesar Salad turns your favorite Caesar salad into a complete mouthwatering meal with tender, juicy Lemon Basil Chicken!
This Chicken Caesar Salad is bursting with not only Parmesan cheese and homemade croutons but crispy bacon, fresh corn, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers etc. and the most tender, juicy Lemon Basil Chicken all bathed in luscious WAY-better-than-store-bought Caesar Dressing. That being said, you can completely customize this Chicken Caesar Sald with – or without – any salad ingredients your stomach desires!
Caesar Salad. Its a love – love relationship. Caesar Salad is probably the most popular salad in the world. Who can deny a classic Caesar Salad with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese sprinkled throughout the bed of greens and in the dressing? Or crispy, herbed croutons that you plan your entire forkful around just so you can taste that buttery crunch in every mouthful. Caesar Salad goes with practically any entree and the freshly grated Parmesan, crunchy croutons and dressing laced lettuce is nothing short of addicting.
The Best Chicken for Caesar Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad – is a love-love long term relationship for all of the above reasons AND you can devour this salad as a complete meal be joyfully satisfied. But this isn’t any bland Chicken Caesar Salad, this is tender, juicy, Lemon Basil Chicken Caesar Salad! I posted this chicken a while back as the star of my Roasted Garden Vegetable Linguine, and I couldn’t wait to spotlight it again – AKA eat it again. You can grill the chicken or stove top it, either way, you’ll want to devour its lemon basil goodness in every bite. Move over croutons.
You can forkkful the Chicken Caesar Salad with the traditional cast of characters, or you can opt to make it a Spring Chicken Caesar Salad with the addition of crispy bacon, creamy avocados, crunchy bell peppers, juicy tomatoes and fresh sweet corn right off the cob (I could eat fresh corn for days!) and/or whatever your veggies your heart desires.
With the creamy and the crunchy veggies all sprinkled with Parmesan and drizzled with Caesar Dressing you quite possibly might eat more vegetables than you have in one sitting in your entire life – and love every second of it.
How to make Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
Finally, every salad is only as good as its dressing. And this 5 minute Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is so far beyond good you will turn up your nose from every other grocery store version – or be strongly tempted too. This Homemade Caesar Dressing is ridiculously delicious. I know some of you might be intimidated by using anchovies in dressing, but they really are the reason Caesar Dressing tastes sensational. They are the secret between a “good” Caesar Dressing that tries to get away without anchovies and a lick-the-blender Caesar Dressing you can’t get enough of. And of course, an incredible dressing, means an incredible Chicken Caesar Salad.
To make your Caesar Dressing, simply add all of your ingredients to your blender EXCEPT the Parmesan – 3 whole anchovy fillets (you can find these in cans by the tuna fish), Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, sour cream, salt and pepper and chop then liquefy until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add Parmesan and puree until smooth and then chill while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
And now you have the best Caesar Salad Dressing to douse your hearty, satisfying, texture packed, flavor filled Chicken Caesar Salad!
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