Chicken Ceasar Salad


Our chicken Caesar salad is made with crunchy vegetables, cooked chicken, and our homemade Caesar dressing. It is ready in under 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 filling, and crunchy, and I’m a huge fan of Caesar salad dressing.

Speaking of caesar salad dressing, that’s what makes this recipe so amazing. Our homemade caesar dressing is made with Greek yogurt, mayo, parmesan, and a little anchovy paste. It’s truly the cherry on top.

  • Romaine lettuce: romaine is the base of this salad. We love how crunchy an crispy this lettuce is.
  • Cooked chicken: you are more than welcome to use any kind of cooked chicken. Our pan-seared 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. Check out our homemade variation below.
  • Extra veggies: since we’re always looking for ways to add more veggies, feel free to add what you have on hand. We threw in some cucumber.
Chicken caesar salad ingredients in a bowl.

Use a different protein: Have fun with this salad recipe and use a different protein! Try one of the following for starters:

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

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

Caesar dressing in a bowl.

Our homemade Caesar salad dressing is seriously so good. It’s creamy, tangy, and easy to make in your home. The only thing we really did differently than classic Caesar dressing is we swapped the raw egg yolk for mayonnaise and use some Greek yogurt. Here’s what you need to make our homemade Caesar dressing:

Caesar dressing in a bowl.

Make it!

Homemade Caesar Dressing

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

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Chicken caesar salad in a bowl.

Easy Ways to Cook Chicken

Chicken on top of a salad.

Chicken caesar salad makes for an excellent main dish, but also as a starter or side. Here are some of our favorite mains that pair perfectly with this recipe.

Mama’s Meatballs and Spaghetti: Italian meatballs and pasta is a crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly dinner idea. This truly is the best meatball recipe and it’s simply made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan, and your favorite marinara!

Crockpot Lasagna: Make tonight Italian night with this amazing crockpot lasagna! This lasagna is made with a flavorful meat sauce, a delicious cheese mixture, and is super easy to make. Make it for the family tonight or meal prep it for the week!

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

Caprese Chicken Pasta: Healthy pasta lovers, this one’s 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!

Caesar Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 1.5 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Chicken Caesar Salad

  • 8-10 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups croutons any kind
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups sliced cucumber sliced into half-moons
  • 1 – 1.5- lbs. cooked chicken breast sliced or diced
  • ½ cup caesar dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad

  • Place romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, and sliced cucumber to a large salad bowl and toss ingredients together. 

    the ingredients for a chicken salad.

  • Top the salad with chicken breast and drizzle with dressing. 

    Pouring caesar dressing over a salad.

  • Toss the salad again and serve. 

    a chicken salad with croutons and dressing on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 492kcal Carbohydrates: 29g Protein: 52g Fat: 20g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g

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

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness. The internet has changed so much since then and so has Fit Foodie Finds. Today we’re a female-run recipe website publishing hundreds of tried and true recipes developed and tested by our team.

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