Good Housekeeping Chicken Caesar Salad

I was brought up with Good Housekeeping recipes, so I was really pleased to see that they have a Chicken Caesar Salad recipe.

This was a very simple recipe, although the chicken needed to be pre-cooked as this isn’t included in the recipe.  The recipe does contain uncooked egg, so if you aren’t keen uncooked eggs you can use mayonnaise.

Rating 7/10

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Good Housekeeping Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Waitrose Essential Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Waitrose Ciabatta Bread, Anchovy Fillets, Garlic, Waitrose Essential Parmesan Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Egg Yolk, Dijon Mustard

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Good Housekeeping Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe Ingredients

8/10

 

Level of difficulty

The recipe was very simple, but did require a food processor for the dressing. 7/10

Time taken to prepare

It only took about 10 minutes to prepare (as long as the chicken is pre-cooked).  The dressing took the longest. 7/10

The food

The chicken was fairly plain and could probably have done with more seasoning.  The croutons were very crunchy and frying them was definitely a nicer way to prepare them than in the oven.   The dressing was what stood out for me, the mustard was very discernible and for me this was the most authentic caesar dressing so far.   6/10

 

Overall

The main ingredients of the salad didn’t really stand out, although the croutons worked well.  For me the dressing was what made this recipe and I would definitely make it again. 7/10

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Jamie Oliver’s Proper Chicken Caesar Salad

I like Jamie Oliver’s recipes and usually find them fairly simple to make, so I thought I would give his Proper Chicken Caesar Salad recipe a go.

While the recipe has most of the traditional ingredients, I wasn’t expecting yoghurt and oil.

Rating 6/10

Jamie Oliver's Proper Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

Tesco Improved Welfare Chicken Legs, Tesco British Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Tesco Finest Ciabatta Bread, Anchovy Fillets, Garlic, Fresh Rosemary, Waitrose Essential Parmesan Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pancetta, Greek Yoghurt

7/10

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Waitrose-Parmigiano-Reggiano

Fresh Parmesan

Level of difficulty

Although this wasn’t difficult to prepare, it was a bit fiddly.  There was some guesswork involved in knowing how much olive oil to use in the dressing.  7/10

Time taken to prepare

Because of the chicken leg, this dish took a long time to prepare.  Definitely not one if you are in a hurry. 5/10

The food

Adding the pancetta was nice and added to the flavour.  The chicken leg meat was slightly unusual, as I’m used to chicken breast.  The croutons ended up being overcooked, as they are in the oven for a long time. The rosemary added to the overall flavour.  The dressing was too oily, but perhaps that was because I wasn’t too sure how much to add. 5/10

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Overall

This was a great salad in general, but I wouldn’t really say that it was a Caesar Salad.  The length of time it takes to prepare, means that it can’t be thrown together in a hurry.  I would probably make it again, but not if I was really wanting a Caesar. 6/10

Hairy Bikers Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

I gave the Hairy Bikers Chicken Caesar Salad a try and 7/10.

The recipe has a good variety of ingredients, to create this healthy low fat caesar salad recipe (272 calories a portion).   Prep  takes a little more that 10 minutes, but overall it’s a quick recipe to make

Rating 7/10

Hairy Bikers Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

Tesco Finest Skinless Chicken Breast, Tesco British Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Waitrose plum cherry tomatoes, Tesco Finest Ciabatta Bread, John West Anchovy Fillets, Waitrose Garlic, Hellemans Light Mayonnaise, Waitrose Essential Parmesan Cheese

7/10

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Ingredients for Hairy Biker’s Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

 

Level of difficulty

This was very simple to prepare, nothing required any particular skill.  The key is to make sure that the chicken is flattened sufficiently, otherwise it will need to cook for longer. 8/10

Time taken to prepare

Very quick to put together.  The chicken took the longest time to cook.

The food

The ingredients were all very fresh and worked well together.  The chicken was really juicy, although it needed a bit more cooking time than the recipe suggested.  I’ve never made a Caesar dressing before, so making a low-fat dressing as a first one was interesting.  The dressing while not rich did have quite a creamy texture and had a great parmesan flavour, but there was a bit too much garlic in it for me.  The ciabatta worked well in the place of croutons, but had a tendency to absorb the juices from the chicken and some was a little soggy. 7/10

 

Hairy Biker's Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

Overall

I enjoyed the salad even though it was low-fat.  It was nice to have warm chicken, which was very juicy and had a great flavour.  If I made it again I would use less garlic. 7/10