Balsamic Chicken Caesar Salad

cyndi episcopo

By
@shoregoodeats

I love this recipe because it's delicious, cheap, and easy to make. It's also healthy and not a bad option for dieters. The bold and aromatic balsamic vinegar is a nice addition to this classic dish. I'm not a "plain" kinda girl, so plan on seeing some unique recipes coming from this home cook. I love food, and since we eat 3 meals a day, lets keep things interesting. Try this recipe and let me know how you like it. I am an aspiring cookbook writer and looking for feedback.


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Serves:

3 large portions

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
chicken tenderloins
1 c
balsamic vinager
1 lb
romaine lettace
1 c
cheese and garlic croutons
1/4 c
shredded mozzerella cheese
1/2 pt
grape tomatoes (halved)
1/4 c
grated parmesaen cheese
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch
each of salt, pepper, onion powder, basil and cilantro
1 c
caesar dressing, 1/2 cup reserved for serving

GO WITH LITE, LOW FAT, OR FAT FREE WHEREVER POSSIBLE IF PREFERED

SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1 GRILL PAN , 2 MEDIUM CONTAINERS

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put the vinegar and spices into 1 container. Cut the chicken into 2 inch cubes. Place the chicken in the container and mix. Marinate for one hour.
2
Add olive oil to the grill pan and turn heat to medium low. After it heats up a little, carefully add the chicken piece by piece and cook for roughly 5-6 minutes on each side until it turns golden and crispy with some "grill marks". You will need to rotate the pieces in the middle to the outside, and the outside to the center to cook them all evenly as they will cook faster in the center. You can check if the chicken is ready by cutting it in half, and making sure its white all the way through.
3
Add the cooked chicken to the 2nd container with half a cup of caesar dressing. Cut up the chicken in the container, cover and shake. Let it sit while you assemble your salads. After salads are all put together, top them with the chicken. Serve with a cup of the reserved caesar dressing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads