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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is just as tasty as a classic Caesar Salad but with a smokey flavor that cannot be beaten!
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Caesar Salad, grilled caesar salad, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 571kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 3 heads romaine hearts
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 head garlic divided
  • 2 lemons juiced and divided
  • 10 slices bacon I used precooked
  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese grated, optional
  • chives for garnish, optional


  • Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to high.
  • Slice 3 hearts of romaine in half lengthwise and set aside.
    Romaine lettuce sliced lengthwise
  • Trim chicken breasts of any excess fat and cut into thin strips. Place into a bowl and stir together with olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced and salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate.
    Raw Chicken with marinating in a bowl
  • Place hearts of romaine onto the grill and char quickly on each side. Remove from grill.
    Grilling lettuce
  • Slice the remaining head of garlic in half and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place onto the grill to char and soften. Remove when garlic has sufficient grill marks.
    grilling garlic
  • Reduce the heat of the grill and spread chicken overtop. Each side should be done in 1 minute or less. Remove from the grill and cut into bite-size pieces.
    grilling chicken
  • Place precooked bacon strips onto a paper towel lined plate and microwave until crispy. Chop up and set aside.
    Chopped up bacon
  • For the dressing, chop up 3-4 cloves of grilled garlic finely and add to a bowl with the mayonnaise, the juice of the remaining lemon, salt and pepper.
    Caesar dressing
  • To assemble, chop up charred lettuce into bite size pieces or leave leaves large and place in the bottom of a serving platter. Toss together with chicken, bacon, dressing, parmesan cheese and chives if desired. Serve cold.
    Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg