As with my last post, lamb Tikka flatbreads, this Caesar Salad is also one of those dishes that is easy to prepare, quick to cook and a family dish we all enjoy, even my two year old, Arthur. Yes he likes his greens, well most f them.
This dish is also a great cupboard clearer as the croutons and dressing we buy is always more than enough to feed for one meal.
Great for the BBQ as well in these summer months this really is a versatile dish for any meal time moment or even as a simple starter.
The other good think about this dish and its versatility is that you can make it anyway you feel, use pork chops or even some sliced beefsteak. Add some extra vegetables if you wish, maybe some peas and sweet corn or even some quartered boiled egg.
Now the original and classic will never be beaten with homemade dressing and croutons but that would defeat the object of simplicity, quickness and midweek cupboard clearer.
Simple Chicken Caesar Salad
- 75 g Pancetta
- 2 in chicken breasts cut in half lengthways
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 tbsp. White wine vinegar
- 1 Little gem lettuce washed and roughly chopped
- 1 Tomatoes quartered and then halved
- 1/2 red onion finely sliced
- 50 g Croutons
- 30 g Parmesan grated
- 100 ml Caesar Dressing
- Mix the chicken breasts with the oil and lemon juice and set to the side for 10 minutes. Heat a frying pan over a medium to high heat then cook the pancetta without any oil until crispy and a golden brown, remove onto a plate with a little kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil that comes from the pancetta.
- In the same pan lower the chicken and fry for 3 minutes on either side until a nice golden colour and seasoning each time. At this point add the white wine vinegar and allow the liquid to almost disappear and remove the chicken to a plate to rest for a few minutes.
- While the chicken rests, in a bowl mix the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pancetta and croutons with half the Parmesan and Caesar dressing.
- Place the salad onto a plate and lay the chicken on top and cover with the remaining dressing and then more Parmesan.