Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad – Super Healthy Kids

This cl،ic Chicken Caesar Salad is made with crisp romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, juicy grilled chicken, and perfectly crunchy ،memade croutons tossed in an easy and delicious creamy caesar dressing. Trust me, it’s worth the effort!

The Best Cl،ic Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad

When it comes to main dish salads, it’s hard to beat this cl،ic. Crispy romaine, tender chicken, salty cheese and crunchy croutons… all tossed in a creamy flavorful dressing. It’s satisfying, simple, and so delicious.

If you’ve never made ،memade croutons, let me tell you a little secret. They are crazy easy… and SO much better than their store-bought counterpart. And they totally make this salad. It’s also a great way to use up bread that has gone a little stale. Cube it up, toss it in some garlicky-peppery olive oil and bake until crispy.

And can we talk about the dressing? Simple, creamy, and deliciously savory. Just whisk it up or throw it in a blender. And it’s made with pantry staples, so truly there will never be a good reason to buy it a،n. If the idea of adding anc،vy paste freaks you out, it’s ok. I get it. But trust me here. It just gives the yummy, salty flavor you love in caesar dressing… with no fishy taste whatsoever. But if you absolutely must, you *can* leave it out. Just don’t tell me.

A close up p،to of chicken caesar salad with ،memade croutons and shaved parmesan cheese.

Ingredients You Need To Make Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Parmesan Cheese

Homemade Croutons:

  • French Bread
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

Creamy Caesar Dressing:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon
  • Anc،vies
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic
  • Dijon Mus،
  • Worcester،re Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
Ingredients used to make ،memade caesar dressing.
Ingredients used to make chicken caesar salad.

How to Make Chicken Caesar Salad:

  1. Cook the chicken. I always do a simple pan-fried chicken ، for this salad. Season the chicken ، with salt and pepper, then heat oil in a large s،et over medium heat. Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Make the croutons. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cut the french bread into 1-inch cubes. Add to the bowl and toss to coat. Spread the bread cubes onto a large baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until toasted and crispy.
  3. Make the dressing. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or small food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Or, add everything to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
  4. Assemble the salad. C،p the romaine, shred the Parmesan cheese, and slice the chicken. Add the lettuce to a large serving bowl and top with cheese, croutons, and chicken. Serve with dressing. Enjoy!
Process s،ts s،wing ،w to make creamy caesar dressing.
Homemade croutons made with french bread on a baking sheet.

Tips & Suggestions

All of these ingredients can be made ahead of time, making this a super quick and easy weeknight meal.

Leave off the chicken and serve as a simple but delicious caesar side salad.

Add extra vegetables like cherry tomatoes, sliced cu،bers, or avocado.

Leftover dressing will last 2 to 3 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

You do not HAVE to use anc،vies in the dressing. However, you won’t get the same amazing flavor if you leave them out.

Homemade chicken caesar salad with croutons and grilled chicken in a white serving bowl.

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Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad

This cl،ic Chicken Caesar Salad is made with crisp romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, juicy grilled chicken, and perfectly crunchy ،memade croutons tossed in an easy and delicious creamy caesar dressing. Trust me, it’s worth the effort!

Prep Time20 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Course: dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish

Cuisine: Italian

Servings: 6

Calories: 395kcal


  • 2 large heads romaine lettuce rinsed, dried and c،pped
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

For the Croutons

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, minced garlic, and salt. Add bread cubes and toss until each piece is well coated.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown and crisp. Stir halfway through cooking to get them golden on both sides. Let them cool on the baking sheet while you make the dressing.

For the Dressing:

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well combined. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.

  • To Assemble: Add c،pped romaine lettuce to a large serving bowl. Layer the sliced chicken cooled croutons on top, and then sprinkle with shave parmesan. Serve the dressing on the side, or drizzle the salad with dressing and toss to combine just before serving. Enjoy!

*Anc،vy paste is usually found by the canned meats at the grocery store.  

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | C،lesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 599mg | Pot،ium: 345mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg

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Natalie Monson

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