| | CHICKEN KALE CAESAR SALAD

Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 45 min / Cook Time: 45 min / Servings: 4

A dairy-free and gluten-free spin on a traditional Caesar salad with flavourful grilled chicken. Every bite is packed with savoury and tangy flavour. The creamy caesar dressing tastes just like the classic! This salad is best enjoyed after a few hours of marinating with the crunchy kale to ensure all the flavours have come together. Finish with your favourite salad toppings and enjoy!

Macros:

Per Serving.
Calories: 482
Protein: 64 g
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Fat: 21 g

Ingredients:

For the Grilled Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts

Chicken Marinade

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves – minced

For the Caesar Salad

  • 1 large bunch Kale – de-stemmed and chopped

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 4 cloves garlic

Method:

For the Chicken

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in the marinade in a bowl and add chicken. Toss until chicken is fully covered in the marinade. 

Step 2: Place in the fridge for 1-4 hours to marinate

Step 3: Preheat grill to medium high heat and grill each side of the chicken breast for 6-7 minutes and flip to cook for the same amount of time. Cook until no pink remains

Step 4:  Let chicken stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving

For the Caesar Salad

Step 1: Place raw cashews in boiled water for a minimum of 30 minutes to soften. Drain and rinse

Step 2: Combine ingredients for the dressing in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. For a thicker consistency use less water

Step 3: Place kale in a big mixing bowl and drizzle some olive oil and salt over. Massage kale until it starts to break down and become more tender. Massage until desired texture is achieved

Step 4: Drizzle the Caesar dressing over the kale and toss until fully combined. For the full flavour profile to develop – allow salad to marinate in the fridge for a couple hours before serving!

Step 5: Top with your favourite Caesar salad toppings and slice the juicy grilled chicken on top! Grab a fork and dig in!

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AUTHOR

Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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