Copy Cat: Just Salad Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Hi friend! One thing about me is that I love always eating the same thing and donโ€™t have a lot of variety with my meals๐Ÿ˜‚ I like what I like and the thought of trying something new and not liking it scares me. Knowing that, it probably makes perfect sense that when I go to Just Salad, I order the Chicken Caesar Salad. Itโ€™s a classic and extremely safe order. Thereโ€™s one right across the street from my office, so this past busy season I must have ordered at least 10 of these salads. I started to miss my Chicken Caesar Salad after busy season, so I decided to experiment and make my own.fullsizeoutput_1ab5.jpeg

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These taste amazing! I’d highly recommend although be warned they are addicting ๐Ÿ™‚

The critical ingredient in this recipe is the salad dressing. The dressing could make our break the salad. I wanted to find a healthier alternative than the typical Caesar dressing thatโ€™s around 200 calories a serving. I found this Bolt House Farms yogurt-based dressing and it tastes great! I usually stay away from dairy because it can make me breakout, but this dressing hasnโ€™t affected my skin so Iโ€™d highly recommend.fullsizeoutput_1ab6

Ingredients:

  • Spinach/any preference lettuce, I like to use a mix
  • Bolt House Farms Caesar dressing
  • Croutons โ€“ my favorite now is the Trader Joeโ€™s ones, I snack on them all the time
  • Chicken โ€“ I cooked mine on the stove
  • Chick peas (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese โ€“ I use this sometimes
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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Directions:

  • Cook your chicken first, that way you can wash the cutting board while itโ€™s cooking. I cut my chicken into cubes so it cooks faster
  • Chop your spinach/lettuce into TINY pieces โ€“ this can be to your preference, I like to chop it to the max and add it to a large mixing bowl (I like to chop all my ingredients separately or else the ingredients wind up all over the counter)
  • Chop a handful of croutons and add to the mixing bowl
  • Chop the chicken into little cubes and add to the bowl
  • Optional: you can cut the chick peas in half, throw them in whole, or skip them altogether
  • Add in desired dressing amount, I prefer to use a lot
  • Toss the salad
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Enjoy!

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