Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Roquefort

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

chicken
4-- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces)
8cups Romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
1/3cup Roquefort cheese, crumbled
4slices 1/2 inch thick slices Italian bread, about 3 inches by 5
Marinade
1tablespoon olive oil
1clove clove garlic, minced
2teaspoons parsley, chopped
1teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Dressing
3tablespoons mayonnaise
2teaspoons Dijon mustard
1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2cloves cloves garlic
3tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
4-- anchovies, rinsed and patted dry
2tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare grill and heat coals.  In medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for marinade.  Brush both sides of bread slices with marinade.  Place chicken in bowl of remaining marinade and turn to coat all sides. Set aside chicken and bread.
  2. In food processor or blender, mix mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, lemon juice and anchovies, processing until smooth.  With processor running, gradually drizzle oil into dressing.  Add salt and pepper.  Set aside until needed.
  3. Grill bread on both sides until browned.  Transfer bread to cutting board and slice into 1-inch croutons. Grill chicken for 4 minutes on each side, until firm and cooked through.  Transfer chicken to a cutting board; slice into long and thin pieces. (Note: chicken and bread can also be broiled if preferred.)
  4. In large salad bowl, toss together lettuce with dressing until evenly coated.  Sprinkle with croutons and cheese; toss again.  Top with chicken slices and serve.
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