Light Chicken Caesar Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2.  Photograph by Christopher Testani

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