Chicken Caesar salad

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Having just come back from a trip home and watching a friend eat a very tasty looking caesar salad, I thought it was time to make this dish.  Also a trip home results in a lot of eating, so I wanted to feature a salad as my next recipe in an attempt of correcting this.  Unfortunately due to the amount of mayonnaise in this dish, I think I achieved the opposite but it was delicious anyway!

The recipe is loosely based on this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/classicchickencaesar_86187

However, as I don’t particularly like anchovies or croutons I omitted these.  I’m also going through a phase of not liking garlic so much so I omitted this also as I thought raw garlic might be overpowering for me.

I started by cooking one chicken breast in the oven for 25 minutes on 180 degrees.  While the chicken was cooking, I mixed the parmesan with the white wine vinegar although I did this in a bowl rather than a blender to save on the washing up (no issues with the results of this technique!)!  I added the mayonnaise, mustard and salt and mixed some more.

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I added the lettuce mix directly into the sauce and continued to mix.  I used a bagged salad of a few varieties of lettuce and carrot.

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I put the salad mixture on plates and added a few strips of cured ham.

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Once the chicken was cooked, I sliced it and added on top of the salad mix.  I used one chicken breast between two people.

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Finally I grated some more parmesan over the top along with some freshly ground black pepper.

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The taste was great as expected mainly due to the amount of mayonnaise in the recipe!  However, I suspect the calorie content is still much lower than you would find in a restaurant caesar salad so not so bad.  I will just have to keep it for the end of very healthy week as a weekend treat!

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Chicken Caesar salad

  1. Kristine

    Looks very tasty! Glad you had a good trip home.

  2. Emily

    Looks just lovely! One of my favourite salads!!! But where are the Nigellaesque photos I’ve come to expect? 🙂

  3. Pingback: Chicken Caesar Sandwich | creations from la cuineta

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