Greek Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I love the flavors of my version of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. I’m always thinking how I can take this chicken recipe and make it into a quick dinner with just a few ingredients. Nice crisp salads for the summer time are the best for an easy night out in the back patio. Instead of croutons, I added garbanzo beans  for a healthier alternative, but feel free to add purchased croutons for a crisp crunch.

If you can, try and buy organic chicken, and use it for two meals to stretch your budget. I like to buy air-chilled chickens such as Mary’s Free Range Chickens or Rose’s Chickens found in most local stores. To learn more about air-chilled chickens and recipes check this Whole Foods site.


Greek Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Best quick dinner can you throw together in no time!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce, wash, torn in bite-size pieces
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ lb Greek mizithra cheese, shaved (parmesan can be substituted)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  1. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow bowl. Combine all the ingredients for the marinate in a medium bowl and whisk together. Pour over chicken and refrigerate.
  2. The chicken is best on the BBQ, or can be prepared in a skillet. Prepare the chicken, cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. In a blender, blend the olive oil and mustard. Add the anchovies, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Set aside.
  4. Place greens, peppers, cucumber, and garbanzo beans on 4 plates. Place chicken breast on top whole or sliced. Add shaved cheese.
  5. Drizzle the greens with dressing, or pass the dressing around.
Mizithra is a hard white goat cheese found in the deli section of your supermarket next to the feta cheese.



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