caesar salad with chicken

Caesar Salad with Chicken and Whole-Grain Croutons

You won’t believe how rich and luscious this light Greek yogurt based Caesar dressing is! Just add your favorite greens and some grilled chicken for a speedy satisfying lunch.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken caesar salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 357 kcal


For Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt (plain 2%)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. anchovy paste optional
  • 1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ground black pepper to taste; optional

For Croutons

  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 slice sprouted 100% whole grain bread chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning

For Salad

  • 10 large leaves romaine lettuce or kale
  • 2 oz. cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰ F. Coat medium baking sheet with cooking oil spray. Set aside.

  2. To make dressing, finely chop garlic and place in a small bowl. Add yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, anchovy paste, if desired, and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Whisk until well-blended; set aside.

  3. To make croutons, cut bread into 1-inch cubes, arrange on prepared baking sheet. Coat bread lightly with cooking oil spray and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and pepper, if desired. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted. Set aside to cool.

  4. To make salad, chop lettuce (or kale) and place in a serving bowl; drizzle dressing over lettuce and toss to coat.

  5. Top salad with chicken, remaining 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, if desired, and croutons.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Caesar Salad with Chicken and Whole-Grain Croutons
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 497mg22%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.