Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar SaladThis recipe is a much lighter version of a traditional Caesar Salad but packed with flavor.  Use the freshest ingredients and toss in an extra large bowl to coat all the pieces well.

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups cubed french bread
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 egg yolks
1 head of romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
4 chicken breasts, grilled and chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt
pepper

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.  Remove from heat.  Strain olive oil and toss remaining garlic.

Cubed Bread

Cube bread and place on a silicone mat on a cookie sheet.  Drizzle olive oil over bread and toss with your hands coating all pieces.

Croutons

Broil in the one for 2 minutes or until light brown.  Turn oven off, but leave pan in oven.

Dressing

Add lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and egg yolks in a bowl and mix well.  Pour into a saucepan over medium heat and stir just until thickened.  Toss chopped chicken, lettuce, and dressing in a bowl.  Add cheese, bread cubes, salt, and pepper, mixing well.

Serves: 4