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My Fried Ian's Chicken Caesar Salad w/ Cheesy Garlic Croutons

So, I love me some Caesar salad, but I can't imagine myself cooking with a can of anchovies. Maybe I'm closed minded, but I don't like fish that comes in a tin... oh, except for Tuna, which I actually like a lot.


My friend Ian gave me this recipe and I like it because it fulfills my need for an anchovy-less Caesar dressing, and it's a great recipe for my leftover roasted chicken. I think y'all will all enjoy it.



  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups of cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1 egg yolk (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper

 cheesy garlic crouton

  • 8 oz. loaf of french bread
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

First: the crouton

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees

-Cut bread in 3/4 inch cubes

-Mix butter, garlic powder and cheese. Toss in bread cubes until coated.

-Bake on a baking sheet for 30 to 45 minutes or until crisp and golden

Second: the dressing

-Whisk together egg yolk and warm water in a small bowl

-Slowly whisk in oil, drop by drop. Once it starts to bind (forms an emulsion - you'll be able to tell), gradually add the oil a little faster until all of it has been incorporated and a thick sauce has formed.

-Whisk garlic and salt into the dressing. Add lemon juice. Season w/ pepper

Third: Put it all together

-Rinse and chop (or tear) lettuce. Put it in a large bowl.

-Add dressing, croutons and chicken (cold or heated up in the microwave, your choice). Top w/ Parmesan cheese.



Tags: Roasted chicken, salad, salad with chicken, caesar salad, garlic croutons, leftovers chicken, leftover chicken recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe,


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