8/8/11

4 Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad


I love a salad as a main dish, especially when it includes chicken.  This chicken really adds flavor to this typical Caesar salad because...

The chicken is marinated in homemade Caesar Salad dressing!


I use my FoodSaver to marinate all my meats as the vacuum process expands the meat fibers, allowing the marinade to seep into the meat more quickly ~ shortening the 4-8 hour marinating process into 30 minutes or less.  Of course you can marinate this in a plastic Ziploc baggie (set in a dish) in your fridge.

The grill is turned on high, with the lid closed, to heat up any old crusty bits ...  then I use the grill brush to scrape off any remaining bits.


Fold up a clean paper towel and dip it in veg or canola oil and brush your clean grill with it.  It may smoke a little, but this important step will keep your meat from sticking to the grill!

Of course, if you happen to have an onion around, use this tip to oil your grill ~


I keep my grill on high and cook the chicken for a total of 20-25 minutes, turning it over every 5 minutes to grill evenly.  You can see that the grill is hotter on the left side of the meat than on the right...time to move the chicken over to the left ~


Cover the chicken with foil or another plate for 5-10 minutes to allow the chicken to continue cooking and the juices to be distributed evenly throughout the meat.


Slice up the chicken and serve it hot or cold with your Caesar Salad.

Hmmmm... this is so good!

Don't forget to add buttery croutons and extra Parmesan cheese ...



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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad 
It is so simple to make your own salad dressing, and this one is no exception. 
Ingredients
  • Chicken & Salad
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce, washed & chopped
  • Croutons
  • Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
1. In a small bowl or blender, combine the lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, and mayonnaise.2. Blend or whisk until smooth.3. While blending or whisking, drizzle the oil in a thin, steady stream until blended.4. Stir in Parmesan cheese.5. Refrigerate dressing until ready to use.6. Place chicken in a large plastic bag.7. Pour half the dressing over the chicken breasts; marinate for 4 hours in the refrigerator. 8. Grill the chicken over high heat on the grill for 20-25 minutes, turning the chicken every 5 minutes. 9. Remove the chicken, cover with aluminum foil for 5-10 minutes. 10. For the salad, in a large bowl, combine chopped romaine and enough dressing to lightly coat. Sprinkle with croutons & additional Parmesan cheese. Plate four salad plates with coated lettuce. Cut each chicken breast into slices and fan them across the salad. Serve & enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 cup
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