Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 45min
Serves: 4 to 6
¼ cup
olive oil, divided
60 mL
2 tbsp
lemon juice
30 mL
2 cloves
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dijon mustard
5 mL
1 lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs
500 g
½ tsp
salt
2 mL
8
baguette slices, 1/2-in. (1 cm) thick each
¼ cup
grated parmesan cheese, divided
60 mL
6 cups
coarsely chopped romaine
1.5 L
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
calories
300
fat
15 g
saturated fat
3 g
carbs
21 g
sugar
2 g
protein
19 g
cholestrol
0 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
550 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). In bowl, whisk 3 tbsp (45 mL) oil, lemon juice, garlic and mustard. Divide into two equal portions, reserving one portion to use later as a dressing. Toss chicken thighs with the other portion plus the salt. Marinate 10 min.

  2. Meanwhile, cut each baguette slice into 6 cubes. Toss with remaining olive oil and half the cheese. Bake on parchment-lined baking sheet 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown and crisp.

  3. Set large non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken thighs 3 to 4 min. per side, or until browned. Transfer to oven and bake another 12 to 14 min.,or until cooked though. Remove from oven and let chicken rest 5 min. before thinly slicing.

  4. Toss romaine with reserved dressing, croutons and remaining cheese. Parmesan. Divide among 4 to 6 plates and top with chicken.