Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken Caesar Salad

Since it's summer, I've been using my stove and oven as little as possible.  That means we've been eating a lot of salads, sandwiches, and slow cooker meals.  This recipe combines both a slow cooker meal and a salad.

Friday I posted a great way to cook a whole chicken without heating up your house and I mentioned that we didn't eat it as is; I used it as part of another meal.  That other meal was chicken Caesar salad.  I also used it to make chicken salad sandwiches, which we'll post another time. 

Chicken Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
Shredded chicken
Grated Parmesan
Caesar dressing (we like Ken's Lite Creamy Caesar Dressing)

There are two ways you can do this, both of which are easy.  For the first method, you simply set out all ingredients and have each person build his or her own salad.  This is good if you have picky eaters who aren't going to want all ingredients in their salad or if you know all the salad won't get eaten in one sitting.  The second method involves mixing all the ingredients and tossing it all together.  Keep in mind, that any leftovers will get soggy with this method.

So there you have it!  It's a super simple recipe that will fill you up, but won't heat you up!

**UPDATE: Check out Sumiko's recipe for homemade caesar dressing here!

1 comment:

StaceyN said...

Great use of chicken! We have a garden full of romaine lettuce right now, so this is right up my alley! My hubby will be out of town for a few days, so I can get away with serving a salad and calling it a meal (hubby thinks salad is a side dish LOL).

We do love our Caesar salad, and we used to buy Johnny's Great Caesar Dressing at Costco and then add extra fresh garlic, but I've recently found a recipe for Caesar dressing that blows Johnny's out of the water. It's relatively cheap, too. If you're interested, I'll email it to ya!

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