Alright, folks, for a scrumptious Keto Chicken Caesar Salad, simply toss together some freshly grilled chicken strips with crisp Romaine lettuce in a big ol' bowl. Drizzle that luscious Caesar dressing, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and finish it off with a generous twist of fresh black pepper. Toss it all up and bam, you've got a keto-fabulous salad that's perfect for a quick and healthy meal in a pinch!
Keto Chicken Ceasar Salad in a white bowl on a green table.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Indulge in a low-carb twist on the classic Caesar Salad with our mouthwatering Keto Chicken Caesar Salad recipe.

This low-carb masterpiece swaps out croutons for seasoned, grilled chicken, a creamy keto Caesar dressing and savory Parmesan cheese you love. Packed with protein and bursting with flavor, it really is a great salad that even the meat-lovers will enjoy!

What You Will Love about this Recipe


  • Low-Carb Deliciousness: You get all the classic Caesar salad flavors without the carbs. It’s the perfect choice for keto enthusiasts looking for a tasty high protein salad recipe.
  • Protein Packed: With juicy, seasoned chicken as the star, this salad is a protein-packed powerhouse that will keep you full and fueled for hours
  • Quick and Easy: Whether you grill or pan-fry your chicken, this recipe is super simple and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or meal prepping.
Chicken Caesar salad ingredients laid out with labels.

The Ingredients

  • Chicken breast fillets – use skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. You can use thigh fillets if you prefer.
  • Mayonnaise – use any of your favourite brands or make your own with homemade keto mayonnaise. Use the homemade Caesar dressing recipe or store bought if preferred.
  • Romaine – use cos / crisp romaine lettuce or any lettuce or leafy greens.
  • Parmesan – I like to add shaved parmesan but you can add parmesan crisps, or low carb croutons. I love it as-is and don’t miss croutons at all.
  • Anchovies – completely optional. I love anchovy in the caesar dressing. Sometimes I have Caesar salad without anchovies and sometimes with. You do you.

How To Make It

  • For Grilled Chicken: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush the chicken with olive oil and season it with your chosen spices.
  • Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it.
  • For Pan-Fried Chicken: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches 165°F (75°C) internally. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it.
  • Place dressing ingredients into a food processor; mix until smooth and creamy. Season to taste. Set aside.
  • Soft boil eggs (7-8 minutes). Refresh in cold water, peel them and slice into halves.
  • Place the chopped Romaine lettuce into two serving bowls or on a serving plate. Top with avocado, grilled chicken, eggs, bacon, parmesan.
  • Pour the Caesar dressing evenly over the chicken and lettuce. The amount of dressing you use is a matter of personal taste, so start with a few tablespoons and add more if needed.

FAQs

Can I use store-bought keto friendly Caesar dressing?

Yes, you can. Just make sure to check the label for carb content and select a low-carb or keto-friendly option.

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

Store any leftover salad in an airtight container, keeping the chicken and lettuce separate from the dressing and cheese. This will help maintain freshness.

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Caesar salad with chicken in a white bowl on a green table.

Keto Chicken Caesar Salad

Alright, folks, for a scrumptious Keto Chicken Caesar Salad, simply toss together some freshly grilled chicken strips with crisp Romaine lettuce in a big ol’ bowl. Drizzle that luscious Caesar dressing, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and finish it off with a generous twist of fresh black pepper. Toss it all up and bam, you’ve got a keto-fabulous salad that’s perfect for a quick and healthy meal in a pinch!
5 from 61 votes!
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 758kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 2 Serves
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Ingredients 

  • 2 (2) large eggs
  • 100 g (3 ½ oz) diced bacon cooked until crispy
  • 300 g (2 cups) chicken breast
  • 2 cups (2 cups) cos/romaine lettuce roughly chopped
  • ½ (½) avocado diced
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) shaved parmesan

KETO CAESAR DRESSING

  • 1 clove (1 clove) garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) parmesan finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup (¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • 1 (1) anchovy optional
  • Salt flakes and black pepper

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • For Grilled Chicken: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush the chicken with olive oil and season it with your chosen spices.
  • Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it.
  • For Pan-Fried Chicken: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches 165°F (75°C) internally. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it.
  • Place dressing ingredients into a food processor; mix until smooth and creamy. Season to taste. Set aside.
  • Soft boil eggs (7-8 minutes). Refresh in cold water, peel them and slice into halves.
  • Place the chopped Romaine lettuce into two serving bowls or on a serving plate. Top with avocado, grilled chicken, eggs, bacon, parmesan.
  • Pour the Caesar dressing evenly over the chicken and lettuce. The amount of dressing you use is a matter of personal taste, so start with a few tablespoons and add more if needed.

THERMOMIX METHOD

  • Cook the chicken to your preferred method as above.
  • Place dressing ingredients into mixer; mix 10 sec/speed 10. Scrape and repeat if needed. Season to taste. Place into a bowl and set aside.
  • Place eggs into simmering basket. Add 400 ml water to mixer; cook 10-11 min/120°C/speed 1. Refresh in cold water, peel, slice into halves, and set aside.
  • Place the chopped Romaine lettuce into two serving bowls or on a serving plate. Top with avocado, grilled chicken, eggs, bacon, parmesan.
  • Pour the Caesar dressing evenly over the chicken and lettuce. The amount of dressing you use is a matter of personal taste, so start with a few tablespoons and add more if needed.

Notes

INGREDIENTS – Use rotisserie chicken or seasoned chicken. Add grilled prawns, or smoked salmon if you prefer.
Leave the chicken out to make an easy keto Caesar salad.
STORAGE – Store in the fridge for 1-2 days.
DIETARY – To make it vegetarian swap the chicken and bacon for half a cup of roasted pumpkin, roasted zucchini or cauliflower. Feel free to customize your salad with additional keto-friendly ingredients such as bacon bits, cherry tomatoes, or sliced avocado.
When making your own Caesar dressing, use mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan cheese.
Adjust the quantities to your taste. So there you have it – a delectable, keto-friendly Chicken Caesar Salad that’s not only low in carbs but also rich in flavor and satisfaction. Enjoy your journey to keto success while savoring every bite of this delightful dish!

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 311mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 1110mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4548IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg | Magnesium: 78mg | Net Carbs: 3g
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23 responses to “Keto Chicken Caesar Salad”

  1. Eiizabeth
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  3. Alexandra

    5 stars
    I made this for lunch today, and it was spot on! The Caesar dressing was creamy and delicious, and we loved how high in protein it was from the chicken, bacon and egg. So tasty and satisfying!

  4. Mina

    5 stars
    This keto chicken caesar salad looks amazing and delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  5. Cathleen

    5 stars
    I just sent this recipe to my husband so that he will have it ready for me when I get home haha. I am so excited to try it!

  6. Enri Lemoine

    5 stars
    This chicken Ceasar salad was so good that I may say it’s one of the best CS I’ve ever tried! Plus it was fulfilling that I can say It’s a meal itself. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Dee

    5 stars
    This caesar salad was so good. A go to on a keto diet.

  8. 5 stars
    This now my go-to salad! The dressing is so good. Works well as a main dish or a side dish.

  9. Jacqueline Debono

    5 stars
    This is a super Caeser’s salad recipe and I loved the dressing! My new favourite lunch recipe!

  10. Ann

    5 stars
    I love a yummy Caeser salad, and this salad sounds super yummy! Sounds very filling as well. Thanks for the recipe share!

  11. Loreto and Nicoletta

    5 stars
    This is a perfect weekday work lunch! Love the addition of the egg, and they looked perfectly cooked. Loads of protein and texture, flavors. Well done! ❤️ 😍

  12. Katie Crenshaw

    5 stars
    This Caesar salad turned out delicious! I loved the chicken and boiled eggs with the salad. It was so filling.

  13. Mikayla

    5 stars
    SO packed full of proteins and great flavor! Delicious, thanks for the recipe.

  14. Lathiya

    5 stars
    The chicken caesar salad looks so tempting and I love such easy recipes. Going to try this weekend for our dinner.

  15. Sharon

    5 stars
    This salad comes together beautifully but the real star is the keto Caesar salad dressing made with ingredients I already have on hand.

  16. 5 stars
    This Caesar salad was amazing! So yummy! The whole family loved it and asked for more! Thanks for this delicious recipe!

  17. Gloria

    This is my kind of salad. A full meal. Packed with tasty proteins and creamy dressing, just pour a glass of white wine and I am a happy camper.

  18. Andréa

    5 stars
    A great chicken ceasar salad with a lot of flavor. It was really delicious and we enjoyed it for lunch!

  19. Tina

    5 stars
    Loe a good chicken Caesar and this did not disappoint. Thanks Megan.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Good to hear you enjoyed them Tina

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