Grilled Chicken & Romaine Caesar Wraps

Grilled Chicken & Romaine Caesar Wraps

 

Today we are sharing a secret to creating the best Caesar salad of your life! A simple tip that will transform your salad, so much so that you won’t miss the croutons or carb-laden wrap that might traditionally accompany this recipe. When grilling the chicken, simply throw 1 head of romaine onto the grill as well (generously coated with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil, of course!), cook until it develops nice blackened char marks, chop it up and mix it in with your salad ingredients. The result: a beautiful smoky flavor lingering in the background of each bite, complimented by the sharp taste of homemade Caesar dressing.

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Grilled Chicken & Romaine Caesar Wraps

Today we are sharing a secret to creating the best Caesar salad of your life! 

A simple tip that will transform your salad, so much so that you won’t miss the croutons or carb-laden wrap that might traditionally accompany this recipe. When grilling the chicken, simply throw 1 head of romaine onto the grill as well (generously coated with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil, of course!), cook until it develops nice blackened char marks, chop it up and mix it in with your salad ingredients. The result: a beautiful smoky flavor lingering in the background of each bite, complimented by the sharp taste of homemade Caesar dressing. 

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is the perfect oil to use in this homemade Caesar, its mild buttery taste balancing out the briny anchovy and bright lemon & mustard. Mix it, wrap it carb-free, and enjoy!

Author Chosen Foods

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Salad

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 heads romaine divided
  • 2-4 tbsp Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil
  • 2-4 tsp garlic salt
  • 2-4 tsp ground pepper
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 4 oz kalamata olives halved
  • 2 scallions white & green parts diced
  • ½ cup Caesar dressing recipe below
  • grated Parmesan for garnish (optional)

Caesar Dressing (yields 1 cup)

  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 1 pastured egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ tsp raw honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil

Instructions

Caesar Dressing

  1. Prepare the Caesar dressing by combining lemon juice, vinegar, anchovies, egg yolk, mustard, honey, garlic, pepper, and salt in a blender. Blend on medium speed to combine, scraping down the sides occasionally. 

  2. With the blender on low speed, slowly drizzly avocado oil through the top hole (if available) to create an emulsification. Stop blender, scrape down sides again and blend once more for 10 seconds. Reserve ½ cup for the wraps and keep the rest in the refrigerator. 

  3. Note: if you are opposed to using a raw egg yolk, you can sub 1 tablespoon healthy mayo.

  4. Heat grill to medium-high heat. In separate dishes, coat chicken breasts and 1 head of romaine with avocado oil, garlic salt, and pepper. 

  5. Place chicken and romaine on the hot grill and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side for the chicken. Keep a close eye on the romaine, rotating it every couple minutes, as it can burn easily. Remove from grill and cool to room temperature.

  6. In a large bowl, combine bacon, tomatoes, olives, scallions, and ½ c. Caesar dressing. Once the chicken and romaine has cooled, chop both to ½” pieces and add to the bowl. 

  7. Prepare the romaine cups by chopping the end (root sidoff of the uncooked head of romaine. Pull apart the leaves, wash and dry them well. Fill leaves with chicken mixture and served with grated Parmesan, as desired.

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