“You are what you eat” goes an old adage that we probably heard many times before. This saying has a lot of truth in it. The food choices you make affect your capacity to live your life to the fullest. The healthier the diet you adopt the length and fit you will be to enjoy life’s ups and downs. Adopting an eating habit of one bowl of salad a day is enough to make you satisfied and get the health benefits your body will greatly appreciate in the long run. The one salad that is so popular for many restaurants around the world is the seared chicken Caesar salad. Salads are easy to make and this one is no exception. It is always advisable to prepare salads personally as it is not only easy to make but you can control the process of preparing it and the ingredients that you put into it so you can be assured of its freshness. Eating Seared chicken Caesar salad has all the full health benefits you need to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle. It is a delicious savory salad that has an appetizing combination of crunch from the lettuce and bacon and a tender bite from the chicken and eggs with finishing touches from its sweet and creamy dressing topped with cheese to which is served with bread on the side. It is a perfect light meal to munch on during lunch or dinner whatever the season maybe. This salad is always a favorite among health-conscious and salad loving people all over the world.
There are some interesting facts about Caesar salad that might fascinate you to know. Contrary to the belief that this salad was named after the famous Italian political figure Julius Caesar in the time of Roman Empire, this salad was in fact invented by an Italian restaurateur named Caesar Cardini in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. To recount briefly, it is said that the invention of Caesar salad is the result of putting together the ingredients Cardini had on hand during the 4th of July celebration and had it prepared for his guests and friends that caused an instant success thereafter. Another version was that his brother Alex Cardini who was an Italian pilot for World War 1 had joined him in Tijuana. During a night of partying in the restaurant, a group of pilots woke up in Caesar’s place and Alex made them this salad for breakfast. He called it Aviator’s salad in honor to his flying buddies. Since then the salad had grown for its popularity and their customers kept coming back to Caesar’s restaurant to order the salad to which at this point was renamed as Caesar’s salad. Its popularity reached not only in America but throughout Europe.
It never ceases to be enjoyed until now by people across the world. It’s fun to get to know the history of the food that we eat and cherish the facts surrounding it. Over time, Caesar’s salad has evolved from its original recipe that includes romaine, garlic, croutons, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and anchovies. Now, it has added meat such as chicken, bacon as a protein source but the way it is tossed and the process that it is prepared in site fresh and natural still remain much like what Caesar Cardini used to do.
What is good about the seared chicken Caesar’s salad? First off, you get a good deal of protein in the chicken. It is a source of vitamins B-12 and niacin. In this recipe, I use the chicken tenderloins. It is the leanest part that is less in fat, moist and tasty. Compared to other meats, chicken has less saturated fats and cholesterol which can be friendly to our hearts.
Romaine lettuce is a delicious leafy green to add to this salad. It is loaded with fiber, a high level of anti-oxidants, vitamins A, K, C, manganese, potassium, and iron. It has also a fair share of popularity among the leafy greens in salads because of its mild and non-bitter taste that adds texture and flavor. Likewise, cheese also provides an array of health benefits such as calcium which is the main nutrient for maintaining good healthy bones and teeth; helps in fast wound healing and prevention of blood clot. It also contains zinc, Vitamin A and B12 and phosphorous. The eggs also provide an inexpensive, high-quality protein. Eggs are one of the few foods that contain natural Vitamin D that helps in immune function and bone health. It has fewer calories and contains selenium, vitamin B6 and B12, copper, zinc, and iron. The carbs that you get from bread in this salad also provides energy to make you full and satisfied.
Overall, seared chicken Caesar’s salad has all the balanced goodness you can ever find in a salad. It has all the right nutrients compared to creamy prawn pasta. So, if you are always on the go and need to rev up your intake of nutritious food, our recipe for the seared chicken Caesar salad is an ideal booster to keep your energy level always on its peak. It is so easy and quick to prepare. Salads are best eaten if you prepare it yourself. So, why not try our recipe now and we will guide you along the way for an amazing experience in this simple step by step guide in preparing seared chicken Caesar’s salad. Enjoy!
Seared Chicken Caesar Salad
- 8 oz (240 g) chicken tenderloins
- 2 sprig thyme
- 4 lean bacon rashers; cut thinly
- 4 slices of sourdough sub
- 2 hard-boiled eggs: quartered cuts
- 1 large cos lettuce
- 1oz (30 g) shaved parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt and pepper
Caesar Salad Dressing
- 3 tablespoons aioli
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
To make the dressing, mix aioli, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice maple syrup in a bowl. Stir until smooth, add a little water if the sauce too thick.
Heat a non- stick frying pan over the medium heat. Cook the bacon until golden brown and crisp. Remember to stir the bacon to get even cooking and prevent it from burning. Take out the bacon and put on a absorb paper to withdraw any extra fat.
Wash the cos lettuce and dry thoroughly. Tear the cos lettuce into 2cm lengths.
Marinate chicken with olive oil, thyme, sea salt, pepper.
Add the chicken to the pan when it is hot. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked.
Brush two sides of sliced bread with garlic olive oil. Add the bread to the pan and cook until golden on each side, set aside.
Arrange the cos lettuce, bacon, parmesan cheese, egg, chicken, toasted bread on the plates. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 33.6 g
Saturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 225 mg
Sodium 1038 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 5.3 g
Protein 54.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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