a bowl filled with easy grilled chicken caesar salad with homemade dressing

Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: Salad
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


The ultimate Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, on your dinner table in 30 minutes! This Classic Caesar Salad is full of chargrilled chicken, homemade croutons, shaved parmesan and a light homemade caesar dressing.



Grilled Chicken Caesar:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan

Homemade Garlic Croutons:

  • 3 cups cubed sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Caesar Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • a few dashes of tabasco, to taste
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayo


Homemade Garlic Croutons:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. To a large bowl add cubed sourdough bread, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 minced garlic cloves. Toss to coat.
  3. Spread bread cubed out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, tossing half way through.
  5. Remove croutons from oven. Season with salt, pepper and fresh parsley.
  6. Set aside.

Caesar Dressing:

  1. To a food process (or blender) add garlic, white vinegar, mustard, tabasco, juice of half a lemon, honey and mayo. Blend until garlic is minced.
  2. Next, add olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese. Blend until everything is combined. Set aside.

Grilled Chicken Caesar:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, about 375°-400°F.
  2. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  3. Place chicken breast on grill and cook for 4-7 minutes per side until the chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Remove from grill, let rest for 5 minutes to let juices redistribute before slicing.
  5. To a large bowl add, chopped romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, shaved parmesan, grated parmesan, homemade croutons and drizzle with dressing or serve on the side.

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