Springfield Chicken Caesar Salad

One of the most iconic Chicken dishes – perfect for a hot summers day! The Caesar sauce is elevated with anchovies and Springfield Chicken provides lean and clean protein. You can finish a good Chicken Caesar with a variety of toppings – why not try a chopped boiled egg, parmesan shavings, or our favourite, some crispy strips of bacon!

Ingredients

  • 2 x Organic or Free Range Springfield Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce Heart or Bag of mixed Salad Leaves
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Oil
  • 4 x Salad Tomatoes or a dozen Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Slices of Ciabatta Bread
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper

For the Caesar Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp Cold Water
  • 2 Anchovy Fillets, drained
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 15g Parmesan Cheese plus extra for shavings
Chicken Caesar Caesar Ingredients

Method

  • To make the dressing, put the anchovy fillets in a pestle and mortar, add the chopped garlic clove and pound into a paste. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, orange juice, Parmesan and water and stir well to make a pourable dressing.
  • Place a chicken breast between 2 sheets of cling film and bash it with a rolling pin until the chicken is about 1cm thick. Bash the other chicken breast in the same way, then season the breasts on both sides with a little salt and plenty of black pepper.
  • Dip a pastry brush in the oil and brush over the base of a large nonstick frying pan. Place the pan over a medium heat, add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the breasts over and cook for 2–3 minutes on the other side until nicely browned and cooked through. Remove from the heat and leave the chicken in the warm pan to rest.
  • While the chicken is cooking, make the salad. Separate the lettuce leaves and wash and drain them well. Tear any large leaves into smaller pieces. Arrange the lettuce in a large serving dish and scatter over the chopped tomatoes. Toast the slices of ciabatta and tear them into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put the cooked chicken breasts on a board and cut them into thick strips. Scatter these over the lettuce and tomatoes and toss everything together lightly. Spoon over half the dressing and serve while the chicken is warm.