Classic Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Classic Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Quick and easy lunch. This recipe is tasty and satisfying.


1 Package Maple Leaf® Prime® Naturally Thin Slice Chicken Breast
3 tbsp (45 mL) Lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp (30 mL) Olive oil
Salt and pepper
5 Slices Dempster’s® Stays Fresh® White Bread, cut into 1” (2.5 cm) cubes
.25 cup (60 mL) Olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) Garlic powder
1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper
.5 cup (125 mL) Mayonnaise
.5 tsp (2 mL) Anchovy paste
2 tbsp (30 mL) Lemon juice
Dash hot sauce
.5 tsp (2 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) White vinegar
Freshly ground pepper
3 tbsp (45 mL) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 Head Romaine lettuce, torn
10 Slices Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® Bacon, cooked, chopped


PLACE chicken in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Whisk together lemon juice, Dijon, Worcestershire, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and massage to coat. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.

PREHEAT BBQ to medium-high. Lightly coat grill with non-stick cooking spray.

GRILL chicken for 3-4 minutes per side or until nicely char grilled and the internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C). Remove from the grill and set aside.

HEAT a large skillet over medium heat. Toss bread cubes in olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from the pan and cool to room temperature.

WHISK together mayonnaise, anchovy paste, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, pepper and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

PLACE lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle with 4-5 tbsp (60-75 mL) salad dressing and toss to coat. Toss in bacon bits, croutons and remaining cheese. Transfer to serving plates and top with grilled chicken.


Tips: Extra dressing will keep in the fridge stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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