Light Chicken Caesar Salad
- 4 cups cubed day-old crusty bread (preferably whole wheat)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces)
- 1 small clove garlic
- 2 anchovy fillets
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- Kosher salt
- 2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
- Freshly ground pepper
Make the croutons: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the bread cubes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, tossing halfway through, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the dressing: Puree the yogurt, 2 tablespoons parmesan, the garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, mustard and 2 tablespoons water in a mini food processor or a blender.
Pound the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap with a heavy skillet until 1/2 inch thick. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; add the chicken and season with salt. Brush evenly with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons parmesan. Broil, undisturbed, until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
Toss the lettuce, croutons and the remaining dressing and 3/4 cup parmesan in a large bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Divide the salad among bowls, top with the chicken and season with pepper.
Photograph by Christopher Testani
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine
Recipe courtesy of Amy Thielen