Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

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Whenever we're invited to potlucks, I'm always asked to bring a salad because people know it's one of my specialties. This dish is especially good on summer days when it's too hot to cook on the stove. -Deb Weisberger Mullett Lake, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 large bunch romaine, torn (12 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups Caesar salad croutons
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the romaine, croutons and tomatoes; add dressing and toss to coat. Divide among six salad plates. Slice chicken; arrange on salads. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p39

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Ryanlash25 248561
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"This is, absolutely, the best marinade that I have used for grilling chicken. It's also very good for doing bone-in chicken breast and if you are having guests over for dinner you can do beef and chicken kabobs. Allow them to marinate at least 24 hours"

MOTCook 132042
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"This was an excellent salad. It was perfect for a warm summer evening dinner. I will definitely make this again."

bronc1 52403
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"Never been a fan of caesar salad but my husband likes it so I tried this recipe and the whole family loves it. The taste of the marinated chicken is wonderful."

spetrosino 109245
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"This is a great marinade. The ingredients are easy to remember and can easily be doubled or halved. It is definitely a keeper."

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