Keto 7 day meal plan

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

by KetoFocus.com
4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

2

Servings

580

Calories

37.3g

Fat

57.7g

Protein

4g

Net Carbs

Chicken Caesar is a classic salad recipe. It makes for an easy keto meal because it can be thrown together quickly with crisp romaine, smoky grilled chicken, and creamy caesar dressing.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Directions

  • 1
    Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
    raw chicken with seasoning
  • 2
    Preheat the grill to high heat. (450 to 500 degrees)
    bbq temp at 450 degrees
  • 3
    Grill chicken thighs over direct high heat for 3-5 minutes. Flip over and continue cooking on the other side for 3-4 minutes.
    raw chicken on grill
  • 4
    Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing
    chicken sliced on cutting board
  • 5
    To assemble the caesar salad, layer down 2 cups of romaine lettuce, ½ of the sliced chicken thighs, 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons of caesar dressing and ½ the lemon slices. Repeat for another serving.
    chicken caesar salad ingredients in bowl

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

beautiful grilled chicken salad with caesar dressing on the side I love grilled chicken caesar salad because it’s a meal that comes together quickly. I can meal prep the ingredients for the week and enjoy a delicious caesar salad for lunch . Traditionally, a caesar salad has crisp romaine lettuce, creamy caesar dressing, a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Adding the grilled chicken adds a smoky flavor and extra protein and fat to the dish.

Grilled chicken caesar salad is naturally keto approved because it is low in carbs and caesar dressing is higher in fat content than other dressings. For two tablespoons, my recipe for Caesar Salad Dressing has 25 grams of fat.

The Caesar Dressing

caesar dressing next to chicken salad

The Caesar dressing is the most important component to a Caesar salad. My recipe for caesar dressing is keto approved and it has all the ingredients to make the perfect caesar dressing in perfect proportions. Anchovy, parmesan cheese, garlic, and lemon come together to form the creamiest, most flavorful salad dressing.

The Grilled Chicken

Cooked chicken in white bowl I used chicken thighs in this recipe as chicken thighs have a higher fat content compared to chicken breast. This lends the protein to be more flavorful; especially when grilled. Grilling the chicken offers a smoky taste to the salad. I prefer cooking my chicken that I top on salads this way.

Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I love packing grilled chicken caesar salad for lunch.

To meal prep a caesar salad, store all your ingredients separately. Then combine them when you want to make your caesar salad. You can cut up the romaine lettuce ahead of time and store it in a ziplock bag or container. Place a dry piece of paper towel in with the lettuce to help absorb any excess moisture. The grilled chicken thighs can be stored sliced up in a container.

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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