Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad is an excellent to served as a light meal or refreshing side dish. You can bring variation to this amazing salad by replacing the smoked chicken with the barbecued chicken. The tangy dressing go together wonderfully with the salad’s ingredients, enhancing the overall zest of the salad.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 11 minutes
Serving size: 04
Utensils needed: serving bowl, mixing bowls, baking sheet, and oven
- 125 g (about 4½ oz) day-old bread - cubed
- 300 g (about 10½ oz) cos lettuce - torn into bite-size pieces
- 200 g (about 7 oz) skinned and boned smoked chicken breast- cubed
- 25 g (about 1 oz) Parmesan cheese - grated
For the dressing:
- 1 medium egg
- 1 clove garlic - finely crushed
- 2 teaspoons mustard - Dijon mustard is preferred
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- A few drops Tabasco sauce - optional
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt
- Salt and black pepper
Boil the egg and peel it
First of all the boil the egg perfectly, peel it and set it aside until your prepare the remaining ingredients.
Note: The method used in given link is about boiling more eggs. However, do not worry and apply the steps to boil the single egg of this salad as the method remains same, either it is one egg or more eggs.
Until the egg is boiling, heat your oven to 200°C or 400°F.
Bake the bread cubes
Now, take a baking sheet, place the bread cubes on it and place it in the pre-heat oven. Bake the bread cubes for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and crispy. Remove the baking sheet from oven and transfer the baked bread cubes to large serving dish and set aside to cool.
Prepare the dressing for the salad
Place the boiled and peeled egg into a food processor or blender. Add in the finely crushed garlic clove, mustard, extra virgin olive oil, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and low-fat natural yogurt. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into the dish and season with some salt and pepper to taste.
Mix the salad’s ingredients in the dish
Place the croutons in the serving dish with the egg-bread mixture. Add in the cubes of skinned and boned smoked chicken breast. Top the chicken- croutons mixture with the dressing and toss for few minutes until smooth properly.
The Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad is ready, serve and enjoy.