Quick Chicken Caesar Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
After tasting this easy chicken Caesar salad recipe at a friend's going-away party, I made sure to request the recipe. Now I fix it for my husband just about every week. It's great with a potato or pasta side dish and chunks of crusty bread. —Kim Blanda, Neptune, New Jersey
Quick Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into strips
  • 2 cups seasoned salad croutons
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. In a salad bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, garlic and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Tips

What variations can I make to this easy chicken Caesar salad recipe?

Try adding other veggies, like cherry tomatoes and avocado, to this recipe. You could also add more protein by sprinkling crumbled bacon on top or adding a hard-boiled egg. (Psst! Here's how to hard-boil an egg one of five ways.)

How should I store chicken Caesar salad?

Store the salad fixings and homemade salad dressing separately in airtight containers in the fridge. We recommend storing both for about three to four days.

How should I cook the chicken for this easy chicken Caesar salad recipe?

You can cook it any way that you'd prefer. Grilled chicken would be outstanding!

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 318 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.