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Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

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Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Ingredients

4 Servings
* Optional Substitution Note
Chicken
  • spray olive oil
    • Note: I use oil as a binder so the spices stick to the chicken
  • 1lb skinless chicken tenders or breast, raw
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked pepper
Salad
  • 8 tablespoons homemade yogurt Caesar dressing
  • 8 tablespoons panko crumbs
    • Sub: breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan
    • Note: use reduced fat if available
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 head romaine lettuce
    • about 8 cups (2 cups per serving)

Steps

Step 1

Pat the chicken dry with some paper towels, then spray with oil.  Sprinkle on the seasoning and rub all over.  Cover and let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes before cooking.

Step 2

Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and once hot, spray with oil.  Add the chicken and cook until all sides are seared and the chicken is cooked through about 8 – 10 minutes.

 

Step 3

Let the chicken rest for 3 – 5 minutes to cool before slicing into 1 – 2-inch pieces.

Step 4

Tear the romaine leaves until pieces and evenly divide into 4 portions.  Place the leaves in a bowl with the homemade yogurt Caesar dressing and massage the leaves with your hands.

Step 5

Add to a plate and top the leaves with breadcrumbs.  Note: I like to use breadcrumbs instead of croutons because the crumbs better coat the leaves and do not fall to the bottom of the plate/bowl.  So, each bite is crispy and crunchy!  Add a portion of the chicken, sprinkle parmesan on top if desired and freshly cracked pepper.

Step 6

Enjoy right away after adding dressing to the leaves!

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

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Details

Prep 15min
Cook 10min
Total 25min
# of servings4

Nutrition per serving

Calories240cal
Protein31g
Fats10g
Carbs7g
Sodium430mg
Fiber1g
Sugar1g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!