Chicken Caesar Salad

Published May 1, 2002.

Why this recipe works:

In developing our chicken Caesar salad recipe, we wanted to keep the ingredients simple: whole lettuce leaves cloaked with a rich dressing made from such unlikely partners as egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, with grilled chicken added to create a light main… read more

In developing our chicken Caesar salad recipe, we wanted to keep the ingredients simple: whole lettuce leaves cloaked with a rich dressing made from such unlikely partners as egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, with grilled chicken added to create a light main course. For the dressing, we coddled the eggs, then added precise amounts of olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and anchovy to create a balanced flavor. We tossed the greens with the dressing and lots of grated Parmesan cheese and topped the salad with homemade garlic croutons and moist, well-seasoned, quick-broiled chicken.

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Serves 4 as a light main dish

For efficiency, several components of the salad can be prepared at the same time. Start by preparing the flavored oil for the croutons. While the oil infuses, prepare the brine and brine the chicken. Once the chicken is brining, finish the croutons and prepare the dressing. If you follow these steps, all the components will be ready to come together when the chicken is cooked. Or, if you prefer to work in advance, both the croutons and the dressing can be made one day ahead.

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