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Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad is an enhanced version of the classic recipe, with homemade dressing, creamy avocado, and grilled chicken pieces! 

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad
Prep Time 21 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 861 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Garlic Croutons:

  • 1/2 French Baguette cut in half sliced into 1/4" thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

For the Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Caesar Dressing:

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Caesar Salad:

  • 1 large romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shaved
  • 2 avocados pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half

Instructions

How to Make Croutons:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the bread slices in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with minced garlic and drizzle the mixture over the croutons.
  4. Toss until evenly coated.
  5. Arrange the bread in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake until lightly golden and crisp, about 10-12 minutes.

For the Chicken:

  1. Marinate chicken breasts in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Fire the grill, brush with olive oil and grill the chicken on a gas grill or using a grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook until done.
  3. Let the chicken rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Caesar Salad Dressing:

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well and set aside.

Assemble the Salad:

  1. Rinse and dry the romaine lettuce,
  2. Chop it and layer it in a large serving bowl, sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, add the cooled croutons, sliced chicken, cherry tomatoes and sliced avocado.
  3. Drizzle 1/2 of the dressing on top. Toss gently and if needed add more dressing until the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 861 Calories from Fat 792
% Daily Value*
Fat 88g135%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 1528mg66%
Potassium 1156mg33%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1379IU28%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 384mg38%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.