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Chipotle Chicken Caesar Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

Chipotle Chicken Caesar Salad


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 romaine hearts
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, sliced or diced
  • Dressing:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 3 Teaspoons chipotle in adobo, puréed
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, sliced or diced

Instructions

  1. Cut up the romaine into bite-sized pieces, wash and spin dry in a salad spinner.
  2. For the dressing place all ingredients except the olive oil into the blender and blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender, increasing the speed until completely emulsified (speed 5 on a Vita Mix).
  3. You can toss all ingredients together and serve. Or, for a fancier presentation, toss the lettuce and dressing together until combined. Transfer the dressed lettuce into your serving bowl or onto plates. Scatter the pine nuts, parmesan, and sliced or diced chicken over the top of the salad. Serve immediately.

Notes

This serves four as a side salad without the chicken, or double the recipe for a dinner salad. We sometimes use 5 Teaspoons of chipotle for a really spicy salad.