Recipe courtesy of Joy Bauer

Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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1 whole-grain English muffin, halved

5 ounces diced canned or fresh cooked chicken breast 

Caesar Dressing, recipe follows

Lettuce leaves, optional

Tomato slices, optional

Onion slices, optional

Caesar Dressing:

1/3 cup mashed ripe avocado (from about 1/2 avocado)

1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon) or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or coarse sea salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 

1 teaspoon anchovy paste, optional


  1. Toast the English muffin and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the chicken and some of the Caesar Dressing and toss to combine.
  3. Layer both halves of the English muffin with lettuce, tomato and onion slices, if desired. Spoon the chicken salad mixture evenly on top.

Caesar Dressing:

Yield: 3/4 cup
  1. Place the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, Parmesan, salt, pepper, anchovy paste, if using, plus 6 tablespoons water in a food processor or powerful blender and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.