Recipe

Chicken caesar salad

This classic chicken salad with a creamy anchovy dressing is a firm favourite for good reason.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Chicken caesar salad
  • 4 slice (180g) white bread
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (280g) bacon rashers, rind removed, sliced thinly
  • 3 cup (480g) barbecued chicken, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large_piece cos lettuce, trimmed, torn
  • 6 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup (80g) flaked parmesan
  • 3/4 cup (225g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 drained anchovy fillets, chopped finely
  • 3 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon water

Method

Chicken caesar salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Make caesar dressing by blending or processing ingredients until mixture is smooth.
  • 3
    Remove crusts from bread, discard crusts, cut bread into 2cm squares, toss with oil in medium bowl. Place bread, in single layer, on oven tray, toast in oven, 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Cook bacon in small frying pan, stirring, until browned and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • 5
    Combine half of the chicken, half of the bacon, half of the croutons and half of the dressing in large bowl with lettuce, half of the onion and half of the cheese, toss to combine.
  • 6
    Divide salad among serving plates. Top with remaining chicken, bacon, croutons, onion and cheese, drizzle with remaining dressing.

Notes

Crouton, a French word meaning "little crust", is a small cube of toasted or fried bread usually used to garnish soups or salads. They are a fantastic way to use up yesterday's bread. For a twist, add some garlic or herbs when making your croutons. You need to purchase a large barbecued chicken weighing approximately 900g to get the amount of chopped meat required for this recipe.

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