Chicken Caesar Salad (with homemade dressing!)

Our Chicken Caesar Salad It’s made with crispy vegetables, cooked chicken, and our homemade Caesar dressing. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and is best when topped with grated Parmesan cheese (obviously!).

Chicken Caesar salad in a bowl.

When it comes to salad recipes, if there’s a Chicken Caesar Salad on the menu, I almost always order it! It’s hearty and crunchy, and I’m a big fan of Caesar salad dressing.

I love how you can buy rotisserie and mix it up with all the ingredients. EITHER? You can make Skillet Chicken, Baked Chicken Breasts, or even this Parmesan Crusted Chicken for added crunch.

What you need for chicken Caesar salad

  • R.Lettuce properties: romaine lettuce is the base of this salad. We love how crunchy and crunchy this lettuce is.
  • Cooked Chicken: you are more than welcome to use any type of cooked chicken. Our Grilled Chicken Breast is basic and a great option for this Chicken Caesar Salad recipe.
  • Caesar Salad Dressing: we suggest making homemade Caesar dressing, but you can also use store-bought. Take a look at our homemade variation below.
Chicken Caesar salad ingredients in a bowl.

Substitutions + Variations

Use a different protein: Have fun with this salad recipe and use a different protein! Try one of the following to get started:

Add more vegetables: Why skimp on the veggies when you can really pack them in? Add whatever you have in the fridge, like bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, or celery.

Go vegetarian: Hoping to keep this vegetarian? Just remove the chicken breast and anchovy paste.

Caesar dressing in a bowl.

Our Favorite Caesar Salad Dressing

Our homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is really, really good. It’s creamy, tangy, and easy to make at home. The only thing we really did different from the classic Caesar dressing is that we swapped out the raw egg yolk for mayonnaise and used some Greek yogurt. This is what you need to make our homemade Caesar dressing:

Caesar dressing in a bowl.

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Homemade Caesar Dressing

Make this easy homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe. It’s made without eggs and has a base of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise, making it extra creamy!

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Chicken caesar salad in a bowl.

easy ways to cook chicken

Stovetop Chicken: Brown chicken breast in butter or olive oil over medium/high heat about 10 minutes, turning halfway through, or until chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165ºF. Take a look at our Grilled chicken breast recipe for more details

Grilled chicken: Grill chicken breasts for 15-18 minutes at 400ºF, flipping halfway. Make sure your chicken breast reaches at least 165ºF internally. Take a look at our grilled chicken breast recipe for more details.

Baked Chicken: Bake chicken breasts at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Take a look at our baked chicken breast recipe for more details.

Chicken on top of a salad.

Serving Suggestions

The chicken Caesar salad is an excellent main dish, but also as an appetizer or garnish. Here are some of our favorite main dishes that go perfectly with this recipe.

Mama’s Meatballs and Spaghetti: Italian meatballs and pasta are a nice kid’s dinner idea. This really is the best meatball recipe and it’s simply made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and your favorite marinara!

Lasagna ‘crock pot: Make tonight an Italian night with this amazing crockpot lasagna! This lasagna is made with a flavorful meat sauce, a delicious blend of cheeses, and is so easy to make. Make it for the family tonight or make it for the week!

Kale Lasagna Roll Ups: These Kale Lasagna Roll Ups are a delicious vegetarian alternative to traditional lasagna. Perfect for serving a large group or preparing meals ahead of time to feed the family.

pasta with chicken caprese: Healthy pasta lovers, this one is for you! A Caprese chicken pasta that packs 51g of protein per serving and all those delicious Caprese flavors you love. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep!

Photography: The photos taken in this post are by Erin of The Wooden Skillet.

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