The Best Chicken Caesar Salad

February 29, 2024

Nutrition Notes

Is Chicken Tenderloin Good for You?

Chicken tenderloin is that fingerling-shaped piece of meat that sits under the breast and against the breastbone. They’re typically sold as “chicken tenders” in the meat section of the supermarket. And yes, they’re good for you. Chicken tenderloins are white meat and are very similar in nutritional value to chicken breast, according to the . This means that and offer other nutrients, including choline and B vitamins.

Is Romaine Lettuce Healthy?

Romaine lettuce is a leafy green vegetable and, like other leafy greens, offers some impressive nutritional benefits. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A and K and a good source of folate. have been shown to support bone, eye and skin health, as well as helping to reduce inflammation and risk of diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Tips from the Test Kitchen

Can I Make My Own Croutons for This Recipe?

Absolutely. A basic includes only a handful of ingredients that are probably in your pantry already (extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and whole-wheat bread). And from there, you can add your favorite seasonings, if you wish.

Can This Recipe Be Made Ahead?

The dressing for this recipe can be made ahead and stored for up to four days in the fridge, but remember that the garlic will intensify in flavor the longer it’s stored. You can refrigerate the chicken in the marinade overnight, if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Anchovy Paste, and Where Do I Find It?

Anchovy paste is an everyday staple in the cuisines of Italy, France and Spain. It’s made with ground anchovies, a saltwater fish that’s slender and silver, and vinegar or olive oil and spices are typically added. We use anchovy paste to build the flavor of our chicken Caesar salad recipe, but you can also enjoy it added to scrambled eggs, on toasted bread, set out with cheese and crackers, added to sautéed greens or roasted potatoes and more. You can find anchovy paste in jars or tubes at grocery and specialty stores, usually in the same aisle as tomato paste.

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Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Julian Hensarling, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle

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