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Baked Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A key part of a Caesar salad is the crunch factor of the croutons. This recipes use toasted sunflower seeds which make a delicious and highly nutritious replacement.

Ingredients

Serves 4

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 - 6 cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
4 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1 1/2 cups olive oil
3 Tablespoons Parmesan
3 Tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons
mustard powder
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
(Dressing makes 12 servings / 66 calories per serving)

Directions

Prepare the salad dressing and set aside.

Preheat your oven to 3500F.

Line a 9 x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel.

Place breasts onto prepared tray and sprinkle chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through. Internal temperature should be 165F / 74C.

In the meanwhile, over low-medium heat, place sunflower seeds into a dry frying pan and stir for 1-2 minutes until slightly browned. Remove and set aside.

Remove from oven and using a cutting board, cut chicken into diagonal slices.

Place torn lettuce into a large bowl and top with chicken, grated cheese and sunflower seeds.

Top with salad dressing and enjoy!

Nutrition Highlights:

High protein, nutrient dense, low glycemic index

Rich in Vitamin A

Per serving (without dressing): 10g Protein, 5g Carbohydrate (1g Fiber),

15g Fat (3g MUFA, 10g PUFA), 202 calories

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