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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad – an easy grilled chicken Caesar Salad recipe with a fun grilled chicken marinade option and homemade Caesar Dressing! Healthy + Delicious!



The Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise of your choice 
  • 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

The Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, minced

The Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

  • 4 medium-sized boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 46 cups romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups croutons of your choice 
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


The Dressing:

  1. Combine in ingredients in a small bowl or wide mouth mason jar with lid.
  2. Whisk to combine in the bowl or put the cover on your mason jar and shake to combine. 

The Marinade:

  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Whisk to combine. 
  • Place chicken in a large dish, bowl or silicone bag. Pour over chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

The Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

  1. Heat grill to medium heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and ensure grill grates are clean.
  2. Place chicken on direct heat (direct flame) and cook at medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side.
  3. Move chicken away from the direct heat (direct flame) so that it is cooking on indirect heat (maintaining the same grill temp) and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes (you don’t need to flip during this point because the chicken will cook as if it is in an oven) or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reads 160 on your meat thermometer.
  4. Remove from grill and let rest at least 5 minutes (the chicken will continue to cook during this time and the internal temp will continue to rise up to 10 additional degrees).
  5. While chicken is resting divide the romaine, croutons and parmesan cheese between 4 large bowls. 
  6. Cut chicken into thick slices or bite-sized pieces and divide between bowls as well. 
  7. Serve with your favorite Homemade Caesar Dressing.
  8. Enjoy!


Keywords: grilled chicken caesar salad