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Healthier Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This healthier, chicken Caesar salad is made with the same ingredients as classic recipes, but is portion-controlled with a light Caesar dressing. Enjoy it with a side of fruit or other healthy carbohydrate to make a full, balanced meal.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 3 cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 8 croutons, large
  • 4 oz grilled chicken
  • 2 tbsp Caesar dressing, light


  • Chop Romaine lettuce then put into a colander. Rinse under cool running water, then allow to dry on a towel or paper towel.
  • Slice pre-cooked grilled chicken breast
  • Put the lettuce in a large bowl, then top with Parmesan cheese, croutons and sliced grilled chicken. Drizzle with lite Caesar dressing. 


  • Recipe Makes: 1 Salad
  • Serving Size: 1 salad
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Nutrition Facts (per 1 salad): 340 calories, 14 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 14 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 34 g protein, 780 mg sodium, 20% DV for calcium, 15% DV for iron, 8% DV for potassium
  • Meal Planning Serving Sizes: 1 CHO, 4.5 PRO, 3 FAT