Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with avocado and a healthy yogurt dressing, a healthier version of the classic caesar salad. Super quick and easy to make, this is a great recipe for a work lunch or light dinner.

Overhead shoot of a white bowl of chicken caesar salad, a fork on the side, a few cruttons, one lemon and a half a lemon

If you like the classic Caesar Salad (and it’s indeed delicious), you will love this lighter, healthier, and super yummy grilled chicken avocado caesar salad.

As much as I like mayo, it’s not quite the healthiest option if you want to enjoy a guilt-free salad dressing.

It does make it richer, more flavourful, but also heavier, and it kind of defeats the purpose of eating a salad. I mean, salads are supposed to be healthy, right?

So I swapped the mayo for Greek yogurt, which is super silky, and brings a subtle creaminess to the dressing.

Forget about store-bough packed caesar salad, it’s rather expensive, and nowhere near as tasty as your homemade one.

Overhead shoot of a white bowl with grilled chicken pieces, chopped avocado, cruttons, chopped lettuce and grated parmesan to make chicken caesar salad

What ingredients go into a Caesar salad?

The very basic recipe calls for lettuce, crutons, parmesan, dressing and seasoning. Simple ingredients, but together they make one of the most delicious salads.

And making it at home it’s super easy and quick. I absolutely loved this salad, and it tastes just like the real.

How do you make a grilled chicken Caesar salad?

If you want to add chicken to make the caesar salad more filling, and even more delicious, grilling it is the best (and healthiest) way.

Cut the chicken breast into chunks, add them to a re-seable bag together with the garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Shake well to coat evenly, add to a heated grill pan, and grill for about 6-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

All is left to do is add the chicken to a bowl together with the lettuce, avocados, croutons and dressing, and one superb salad is here for you.

Overhead shoot of a white bowl with yogurt dressing with grilled chicken caesar salad

How do you make a healthy Caesar salad dressing?

Now, that’s simple. All we need to do is mix all the ingredients together: Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, Worchestershire sauce, minced garlic, black pepper and parmesan cheese.

The sauce is tangy, sharp, but creamy at the same time, and it goes wonderfully well with the crispiness of the croutons, the freshness of the lettuce, and the tender grilled chicken.

I think the dressing has the right amount of sharpness, but anchovies can be added too for that extra kick.

Other healthy salads:

Healthy Avocado Shrimp Salad

Healthy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta

Apple Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing

Close-up shoot of a white bowl of grilled chicken caesar salad

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overhead shoot of a white bowl with caesar salad and croutons
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

Healthy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with avocado and a light yogurt dressing, a healthier version of the classic caesar salad. Super quick and easy to make, this is a great recipe for a work lunch or light dinner.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy chicken salads
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 572 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
for the yogurt dressing
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • black pepper to taste
for the grilled chicken
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. To cook the chicken, cut the chicken breasts into chunks, add them to a re-seable bag together with the olive oil, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Shake the bag well to coat.

  2. Heat up a grill pan, add the chicken pieces and cook for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.

  3. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  4. Shred the lettuce and add it to a bowl together with the chopped avocado, croutons, cooked chicken and half of the parmesan.

  5. To make the dressing, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic mince, worcestershire sauce and pepper.

  6. Drizzle it over the salad, and toss well to coat.

  7. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 505mg 21%
Potassium 1463mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 56g 112%
Vitamin A 35.2%
Vitamin C 21.5%
Calcium 12%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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