Grilled Lettuce Chicken Caesar Salad

I never thought to grill lettuce before! Wow! It adds a lot of really good flavor. The grill taste reminded me of camping for some reason. With homemade croutons and grilled chicken, you’ve got yourself one tasty salad! 🥗

This makes 1 full-size dinner salad, which is plenty for a nice, healthy dinner. perfect for summer evenings. You might have some left over dressing to enjoy tomorrow 😋

Ingredients:

Herb oil for brushing (taste as you go and adjust to your preference)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed rosemary

Dressing (taste as you go and adjust to your preference)

  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons red wine vinegar (taste after adding 1)
  • Juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon (garnish with other half)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 chicken breast or 3 chicken strips
  • 2 slices of sourdough, Italian, or French bread
  • Parmesan cheese for topping

Directions

  • Preheat and clean grill. Adjust half of the grilling surface to medium-low heat (for the lettuce and bread). Adjust the second half to medium-high heat (for the chicken).
  • Cut head of romaine in half longways. DO NOT cut the root end off. You want the lettuce to stay together. You will cut this off after grilling.
  • On a plate or sheet pan, brush the oil mixture on both sides of the bread and lettuce. Brush both sides of the chicken.
  • Cook chicken on medium-high heat until done.
  • When chicken has about 6 or 7 minutes left to cook, continue to next steps.
  • Place bread on medium-low heat and grill until the bread is crisp and has grill marks. Set aside if done before chicken.
  • Grill lettuce for a few minutes on both sides. You want to see grill marks or some charing, but you don’t want to cook it. Set aside if done before chicken.
  • Cut the root ends off lettuce and discard. Chop remaining lettuce into chunks and plate.
  • Cut bread into rough cubes and add to salad.
  • Add dressing to salad.
  • Add Parmesan cheese.
  • Top with chicken strips or sliced chicken breast.
  • Garnish with remaining lemon wedges.

Serve and enjoy!


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