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Chicken Caesar Salad

The best chicken caesar salad with a lot of moving parts but you're worth it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caesar, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 671kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp oil divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 slices bread brioche preferred
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup kewpie mayo
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese finely grated
  • 2 heads lettuce washed and chopped, romaine preferred,
  • 1 bunch kale trimmed, washed, and chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the chicken: Toss the chicken in a bit of oil and 1 tsp garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper and air fry for 12-15 minutes at 400°F or until the juices run clear. Remove from the air fryer and let rest.
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  • Make the croutons: While the chicken is cooking, rip or cut the bread into cubes. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat with a touch of oil and add 1 clove minced garlic and the bread and and toss everything to coat. Cook until the bread is crusty, golden, and crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and set aside.
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  • Make the dressing: Mix together the lemon juice, dijon, Worcestershire, minced garlic, anchovy paste, parmesan cheese, and Kewpie mayo. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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  • Assemble the salad: In a large bowl (the largest one you have) combine the romaine, kale, chicken, and croutons and toss with the dressing to taste. If desired, top with the ramen egg, a fresh shaving of parm, the toasted cashews, and a lemon wedge for squeezing.
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Notes

Optional toppings but highly recommended:
Ramen Eggs
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Turn the heat down to medium high and lower in the eggs, straight from the fridge and cook for 7 minutes. Remove the eggs and immediately plunge into an ice bath to cool. Meanwhile, stir together the dashi, soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar in a container that can hold the eggs. When cool enough to handle, peel and place in the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour or up to overnight.
Cashews
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted cashews
Toast the cashews in a dry pan over medium heat, shaking, until warmed through and smell nutty and toasted. Remove from the pan and let cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g | Protein: 19.1g | Fat: 56.2g | Saturated Fat: 12.2g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 2.5g