Caesar Salad with Smoked Chicken

Caesar Salad with Smoked Chicken

There are many variants of Caesar salad. The secret of its popularity is its unique taste, which gives an unusual combination of fresh lettuce leaves, garlic croutons and a delicate sauce. This ensemble is good in itself, but in union with cheese and other ingredients it becomes even tastier and more refined. Caesar salad with smoked chicken has a spicy taste and unique flavor. Another advantage of this snack is in the simplicity of its preparation, because all the ingredients for it in any supermarket can be purchased ready: the hostess can only collect the salad and serve it to the table. However, in order for the dish to be truly tasty, you need to know a few things.

Cooking Features

The simplicity of cooking Caesar salad with smoked chicken is deceptive. In fact, this process has its own specifics, without knowing which it is impossible to prepare a truly tasty snack.

  • Sauce and crackers for Caesar salad can be purchased at the store, but they will be inferior in their properties to those of home-made ingredients. Experienced chefs know that in fact, these components can be prepared quickly, and it does not take much power. Slightly dried wheat bread is cut into cubes, coated with butter, in which the garlic is soaked, dried for 10-15 minutes in the oven. As a result, croutons are covered with a crisp crust, inside they remain soft and literally melt in the mouth. Beating in a blender slightly cooked eggs, butter and lemon juice to prepare the sauce is also not the most difficult task.
  • Snacks will not be tasty if the lettuce leaves in it turn out to be sluggish, devoid of juiciness. To reanimate them will help soaking in ice water. It is also worth considering that the varieties of romaine and iceberg lettuce have the most juicy and crispy leaves. It would not be a mistake to replace them with Peking cabbage, but only the upper part of its leaves can be used.
  • Smoked chicken for Caesar salad can be cut into small cubes or into large slices. It will wonderfully affect the appearance and taste of snacks.
  • The ingredients of Caesar salad do not mix with the sauce, but pour it over it. You can only season the salad, which is laid out on the dish first.
  • Romaine lettuce leaves and similar varieties are usually picked when you cook Caesar salad. Iceberg lettuce or Chinese cabbage leaves should be cut with a knife, as they are less tender.
  • Some lettuce leaves can be replaced with arugula - the appetizer will get an even more savory taste.

It is not necessary to prepare the Caesar salad in advance: having soaked, the croutons will lose crispness, and the salad will lose its unique taste, for which everyone appreciates it.

Caesar salad with smoked chicken breast


  • Romain salad - 0, 2 kg;
  • smoked breast - 0, 4 kg;
  • baguette - 0, 2 kg;
  • hard cheese - 50 g;
  • cherry tomatoes - 0, 2 kg;
  • quail eggs - 5 pcs .;
  • chicken egg - 1 pc .;
  • garlic - 1 clove;
  • olive oil - 60 ml;
  • Dijon mustard - 5 ml;
  • lemon - 0, 5 pcs .;
  • salt, pepper - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • With a baguette, cut off the crusts, cut the flesh into cubes of 8-9 mm.
  • Crush the garlic and cover with a spoon of oil, leave for 20-30 minutes.
  • Dip lettuce leaves in cold water. After half an hour, remove from it, pat dry with napkins.
  • Boil quail eggs, cool and peel.
  • Chicken breast cut into medium-sized slices, separating the meat from the bone, removing the skin from it.
  • Lower the chicken egg into boiling water for a minute. Break the shell in the upper part, clean the egg by about a third. Scrape the egg from the shell by placing it in the blender bowl. Add the remaining butter, mustard and juice squeezed from half a lemon. Whisk.
  • Strain garlic oil, grease with bread. Dry it in the oven.
  • Tear lettuce leaves, put on a dish, pour sauce.
  • Spread smoked breast pieces on them, place cherry tomatoes, cut in half, and halves of quail eggs between them or around the perimeter of the dish.
  • Pour the remaining sauce.
  • Chop grated cheese, sprinkle with salad. Pour croutons on top.

This variant of Caesar salad with smoked chicken is one of the most popular, but if you need to save time, you can use even simpler recipes of this dish.

Caesar salad with smoked breast and olives


  • smoked breast (fillet) - 0, 2 kg;
  • iceberg lettuce - 0, 2 kg;
  • wheat bread - 0, 2 kg;
  • garlic - 1 clove;
  • hard cheese - 0, 2 kg;
  • pitted olives - 100 g;
  • olive oil - 50 ml;
  • Caesar sauce (store or home) - 150 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the garlic in half, fry it in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic from the pan, put the diced bread in it, roast it. Put on a baking sheet, put the oven in a preheated 180 degree oven for 10 minutes or in a microwave for 2-3 minutes, turning it on at maximum power.
  • Cut the cheese into small cubes. Cut the olives in half or leave whole.
  • Dice smoked chicken, mix with cheese and olives.
  • Separate the leaves from the head of the lettuce, rinse them under running water, dry, coarsely chop, put on a dish.
  • Pour the leaves over the sauce, spread the mixture of chicken, cheese and olives on them.
  • Pour the remaining sauce, sprinkle with cooked croutons.

Salad prepared according to this recipe is very satisfying. Even a small portion of it can replace dinner.

Caesar salad with smoked chicken and Chinese cabbage


  • Chinese cabbage - 0, 3 kg;
  • smoked chicken (chicken leg or breast) - 0, 25 kg;
  • cheese or feta - 100 g;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • mayonnaise - 0, 2 l;
  • crackers with the taste of bacon or cheese - 80 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Mix the garlic passed through the press with mayonnaise.
  • Chop the cabbage into small pieces, add 3/4 of the sauce, mix.
  • Put the cabbage into the salad bowl.
  • Separate chicken meat from bones and chop finely. Spread on cabbage.
  • Pour out the croutons.
  • Pour the remaining sauce.
  • Cut the cheese into small cubes, spread on the salad.

Salad made according to this recipe may not be spread in layers, as is usually done when cooking Caesar salad, but mix immediately. The appearance of it will be less refined, but the taste of this will not be worse.

How to decorate a salad

It is unlikely that anyone would argue that the Caesar salad with smoked chicken made in compliance with the technology does not look bright and appetizing enough. However, the housewives tend to impress the guests with their skill and decorate the dish in a special way. These plans are quite realistic, you just need to apply fantasy.

  • Often, Caesar salad contains quail eggs, cherry tomatoes, green olives or olives. If you spread out the halves, alternating around the perimeter of the dish, it will turn out beautifully.
  • You can make flowers from eggs and tomatoes. Putting the salad in a slide, put the cooked flower on top.
  • Flowers from rolled plates of melted cheese can also decorate a snack. They can be placed both on the salad and near it, on the edge of the dish.

If you sprinkle a salad with slices of dried tomatoes, they will create a color contrast, making the Caesar salad even brighter and more appetizing.

Caesar salad with smoked chicken has a characteristic taste of this type of snack, but with more pronounced savory notes. It is prepared easily and quickly, which allows you to lay a festive table, even if the guests unexpectedly descended.

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