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Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

After a week filled with the rich flavors of barbecue, steak, beef tacos, and wings, there’s a craving that emerges for something a bit lighter, yet equally satisfying. Enter the Chicken Caesar Salad, a classic dish that combines the lightness of fresh greens with the heartiness of grilled chicken, topped off with a homemade dressing that’s garlicky enough to sing praises about. It’s the perfect dish to enjoy on a lazy weekend afternoon or as a refreshing dinner that doesn’t weigh you down. Especially for those who’ve indulged in meat-heavy meals throughout the week, this salad offers a delightful balance. And for the keto enthusiast, it’s a dream come true—low in carbs but high in flavor.

Chicken Caesar Salad

This Chicken Caesar Salad is a perfect keto-friendly meal that combines the satisfying flavors of grilled chicken and a homemade garlicky Caesar dressing.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
  • 4 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Anchovy fillets (optional)


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce and shredded parmesan cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to create the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the grilled and sliced chicken breasts to the salad.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with anchovy fillets if desired.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

For those keeping a close eye on their carb intake, here’s a quick breakdown of the average carb content in the key ingredients of this Chicken Caesar Salad:

  • Romaine Lettuce: 1.5g per cup
  • Parmesan Cheese: Less than 1g per 2 tablespoons
  • Chicken Breast: 0g (protein-rich and carb-free)
  • Olive Oil: 0g (pure fat)
  • Lemon Juice: 1g per tablespoon
  • Garlic: 1g per clove
  • Dijon Mustard: 0g (trace amounts may vary)
  • Worcestershire Sauce: 1g per teaspoon

Total carbs for the salad are minimal, making this dish a fantastic addition to a keto diet.

A Culinary Keto Delight

In a world where indulgence and flavor often come with a high carb cost, this Chicken Caesar Salad stands out as a testament to the contrary. It’s a reminder that with the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can enjoy the rich, satisfying flavors of your favorite dishes without straying from your dietary goals. Whether you’re wrapping up a meat-heavy week or simply looking for a delicious, carb-conscious meal, this salad is sure to delight. So, fire up the grill, whisk together that garlicky dressing, and prepare to indulge in a dish that’s as nourishing as it is delicious.

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