There’s a reason that Caesar salad is wildly popular: it’s rich and decadent, but fresh and so delicious. The creamy, garlicky, umami dressing would taste good on nearly anything, but is so ideal as a BFF for a crispy bowl of romaine. Caesar salad is a near-perfect meal, but when you top a Caesar salad with lots of Parmesan and garlicky chicken, your salad game levels up substantially.
This salad travels well because everything can be prepped in advance and mixed together when you’re ready to enjoy your bomb salad that you’ve been obsessing about all day. Whether you’re at work, picnicking, or taking it as a side dish for a dinner party with friends, it will definitely be enjoyed by all who try it, unless you decide to hog it all to yourself . . . which is totally acceptable.
1 head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
¼ c. Parmesan cheese
1 chicken breast, cut into thin, bite-sized strips
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Juice from one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Make dressing and set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken, lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, oregano, salt and pepper and cook until chicken is browned. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.
To assemble the salad, toss romaine with a generous amount of dressing. Top with chicken and Parmesan cheese and enjoy!